Ascent of Craggy Dome on 2020-11-08

Climber: David Ensley

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, November 8, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Craggy Dome
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6080 ft / 1853 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked Reese Trail from Graybeard Mountain Overlook to Craggy Dome peak. Nearly 360-degree view from peak, but cloudy at this altitude on this day.
After hiking Unicoi Gap to Rocky Mountain, I read that is the most difficult section of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia. Reese Trail is just as difficult if not more so. Trail is steep and narrow through the bushes (long pants and sleeves recommended), but the most difficult sections are where you must be careful with each step. A long stride and hiking poles help.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:480 ft / 146 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:480 ft / 146 m
    Start Trailhead:5600 ft / 1706 m
Descent Statistics

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