Ascent to Charlies Bunion-Tourist Bunion on 2020-05-30

Climber: Tom Layton

Others in Party:Ray Brown
Date:Saturday, May 30, 2020
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Charlies Bunion - Tourist Bunion
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:5536 ft / 1687 m
    Remaining Elevation:24 ft / 7 m (2% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

Turned back because of weather (views were socked in, storm was threatening, and I was feeling under the weather because of a heavy breakfast and my back took a pounding on the trail). The AT northbound from Newfound Gap is not a hard trail but all the rock steps were hard on me. I really wanted to bag Masa Knob but wasn't up to it. Nor am I claiming the Tourist Bunion, because I didn't climb to the top of the outcropping.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1690 ft / 514 m
    Extra Gain:600 ft / 182 m
    Route:AT northbound
    Trailhead:Newfound Gap  5046 ft / 1538 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 

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