Ascent of Mount Davis on 2020-09-11

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Friday, September 11, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Davis
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:5040 ft / 1536 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bagged while en route to the Derrick Knob Shelter from Clingman's Dome. On the AT, I headed up in a NE direction from where the peak's SW ridge meets the AT. The bushwhack is easy at first, but devolves into a semi-crawl through low growing bushes. Summit point is obvious, but no markers on top. Headed down via a heard path. Found significant evidence of something digging around all over the place...I guess bears or boars. Found some kind of den to say I didn't hang around too long.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Loss:1360 ft / 414 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way in:1360 ft / 414 m
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Start Trailhead:Clingman's Dome Parking Lot  6400 ft / 1950 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Derrick Knob Out n Back (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cold Spring Knob2020-09-110 ft / 0 m
2Hemlock Knob2020-09-110 ft / 0 m
3Mount Davis2020-09-110 ft / 0 m
4Silers Bald2020-09-12727 ft / 222 m
5(Attempt) Jenkins Knob2020-09-12685 ft / 209 m
6Mount Buckley2020-09-131055 ft / 322 m
7Clingmans Dome2020-09-131138 ft / 347 m
Total Trip Gain: 3605 ft / 1100 m

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