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Ascent of Sawnee Mountain on 2020-08-08

Climber: Joe McGillian

Others in Party:Maddy Roller
Date:Saturday, August 8, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sawnee Mountain
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:1960 ft / 597 m

Ascent Trip Report

Nice hike. Started at the parking lot on the SW side of Bettes Tribble Rd. Trailhead for the ridgeline trail starts right next to the playground. Follow this for 1 mile until it meets up with the mountainside trail. Bear left and continue another ~1/2 mile to the road. Followed the road up past some houses to the top. Summit area is still marked as "No Trespassing, property of Forsyth County" but well...

Anyway, went back down the road and made a right to continue westward on the mountainside trail. Looped around the peak and followed the Hilltop trail back to the parking area. In total about 5.7 miles. 5.1 miles of trail, plus 0.3 miles each way of road hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:560 ft / 170 m
    Total Elevation Loss:560 ft / 170 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Breezy
Hot, slight breeze from west
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:560 ft / 170 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Ridgeline Tr-> Mountainside Tr -> Road
    Start Trailhead:Bettes tribble rd parking lot  1400 ft / 426 m
    Time:1 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:560 ft / 170 m
    Distance:3.7 mi / 6 km
    Route:Road-> Mountainside Tr-> Hilltop Tr
    End Trailhead:Bettes tribble rd parking lot  1400 ft / 426 m
    Time:2 Hours 0 Minutes



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