Ascent of Round Bald on 2011-11-26

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, November 26, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Round Bald
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:5800 ft / 1767 m

Ascent Trip Report

If you want to introduce someone to the joys of hiking, Round Bald is a great place to start. It's only 0.6 miles from Carvers Gap on a well-graded section of the Appalachian Trail that's meticulously maintained by the Tennessee Eastman Hiking and Canoe Club. The climb is 314 feet, based on the summit sign that says 5826. Lots of families come here to picnic and fly kites, as do young lovers to watch the sunset.

Round Bald is also the first summit on the 4.6-mile round-trip hike to Grassy Ridge Bald.

Summary Total Data
Ascent Part of Trip: Roan Highlands

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Roan High Knob2011-11-26 a 
2Cloudland Mountain2011-11-26 b 
3Roan High Bluff2011-11-26 c1255 ft / 383 m
4Round Bald2011-11-26 d 
5Jane Bald2011-11-26 e 
6Grassy Ridge Bald2011-11-26 f1248 ft / 380 m
Total Trip Gain: 2503 ft / 763 m    Total Trip Loss: 2503 ft / 763 m

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