Ascent of Clingmans Dome on 2020-09-13

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Sunday, September 13, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Clingmans Dome
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6643 ft / 2024 m

Ascent Trip Report

Went up the tower, coming from the Double Spring Gap Shelter. Zero views whatsoever with a nice cool breeze blowing. Little bit on rain coming down too.

Got a lot of wide stares heading back down to the parking lot. It's funny that as a backpacker in the Smokies, you are a tourist attraction.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1138 ft / 346 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Windy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1138 ft / 346 m
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Start Trailhead:Double Spring Gap Shelter  5505 ft / 1677 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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