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Ascent of Commissary Ridge on 2020-11-24

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Commissary Ridge
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6640 ft / 2023 m

Ascent Trip Report

The summit is a short jaunt down from the summit trail on the Balsam Nature Trail. Just past the rock "cave" to the right the trail dips into a very small gap. A very obvious manway rises to the right out of this gap, up and over some rocks. I followed the manway up to what appeared to be the highest point - A small tree growing out of some rocks on the left side of the trail. Wandered around a bit tagging other potential high points before running back up to Mitchell to watch the sunset.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:62 ft / 18 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:62 ft / 18 m
    Route:Mount Mitchell Summit Trail/Balsam Nature Trail
    Start Trailhead:Mount Mitchell Summit Parking Lot  6578 ft / 2004 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Mitchell 11/24

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Commissary Ridge2020-11-2462 ft / 19 m
2Mount Mitchell2020-11-24106 ft / 32 m
Total Trip Gain: 168 ft / 51 m



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