Ascent of Mount Collins on 2020-07-18

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Saturday, July 18, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Collins
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6188 ft / 1886 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bagged as part of the SB6K challenge.

From Newfound Gap, I hiked along the Appalachian Trail with the intention of staying at the Mount Collins Shelter for the night. I dropped my pack just beyond the trail junction for the shelter and pressed onward. The AT continues to ascend until it breaks out into the obvious summit, located just past a small large clearing. My topographic map and the SB6K challenge page indicate that the high point is directly on the AT, however I found a slightly higher point is located just to the right of the AT in between two trees.

If you go a little further past this spot, look for a moss-covered rock about ten feet off the left side of the trail. This rock contains a benchmark. About twenty feet or so past this you will find Meigs Post on the right side of the trail. It appears as a small moss-covered stump with just a tiny amount of metal sticking out of the top of the moss. This marker once marked the western edge of the United States and the beginning of Cherokee lands.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1142 ft / 348 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1142 ft / 348 m
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Start Trailhead:Newfound Gap  5046 ft / 1538 m
Descent Statistics

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