Ascent of Mount Collins on 2021-08-30

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, August 30, 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

Hiked a loop route on the AT south from the Fork Ridge Trailhead to Mount Collins, Mount Love, Clingman's Dome and Mount Buckley. Wonderful weather (and for once) beautiful open views from C's Dome and Mount Buckley. This is a magical area.

All of these summits lie just off the Trail and are easily accessible from the AT.

My 20th and 21st ranked 6000 footers for Southern 6000 and South Beyond 6000 lists. Only a handful left outside the rest of the Smokies. Onward!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:320 ft / 97 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route:AT South from Fork Ridge Trailhead
    Trailhead:Pull off on Maintained Road  5868 ft / 1788 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 15 Minutes

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