Ascent of Mount Mitchell on 2012-10-04

Climber: Ben Kemp

Date:Thursday, October 4, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mitchell
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6684 ft / 2037 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up the pathway from Summit PA. Balsam forest smelled great and the views were extensive. Took the Balsam Nature Trail back down to the PA and enjoyed interesting rock formations along the way. Touristy summit for sure, would like to go back and explore the trails in the area more. (Ascent does not count for SB6K)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:114 ft / 34 m
    Total Elevation Loss:114 ft / 34 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.1 mi / 1.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:114 ft / 34 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Summit Path
    Start Trailhead:Summit Parking  6570 ft / 2002 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:114 ft / 34 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.2 km
    Route:Balsam Nature Trail
    End Trailhead:Summit Parking  6570 ft / 2002 m

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