Ascent of Mount Collins on 2021-08-27

Climber: Jacob Kitson

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, August 27, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Collins
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6188 ft / 1886 m

Ascent Trip Report

Headed out before the sun was up, nice morning hiking and the whole park was completely empty. Made surprisingly good time up the backside of Collins, packed light expecting a relatively 'easy' (albeit long) hike and made the top around sunrise. There's a limited overlook at the summit, couldn't see much except the tops of the clouds in the valley below.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:318 ft / 96 m
    Extra Gain:5 ft / 1 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Trailhead:Fork Ridge  5880 ft / 1792 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:12 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:11 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Clingmans Dome 2021 (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Collins2021-08-27318 ft / 97 m
2Mount Love2021-08-271281 ft / 390 m
3Clingmans Dome2021-08-27363 ft / 111 m
Total Trip Gain: 1962 ft / 598 m    Total Trip Loss: 1962 ft / 598 m

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