Ascent of Mount Collins on 2011-09-11

Climber: Scott Parkins

Others in Party:Brent
Date:Sunday, September 11, 2011
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

Hike from Newfound Gap to Clingman's Dome. Sunrise start meant seeing more bears (3 younger bears on the morning climb from parking lot near mile 2, and one adult on the way back only 1 mile from Newfound Gap parking lot) than people. Top of Mt Collins is somewhat unremarkable and no sign of the BM.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1142 ft / 348 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Trailhead:Newfound Gap  5046 ft / 1538 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes

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