Ascent of Tray Mountain on 2013-01-26

Climber: Byron Crowe

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, January 26, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tray Mountain
    Elevation:4430 ft / 1350 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started from Unicoi Gap parking area (34.801549,-83.742883) off 75 at 11:00 AM and took the AT east over Rocky Mountain. The climb up Rocky Mountain is steep but manageable, and I reached Indian Grave Gap by 11:55.

From Indian Grave Gap, the trail continues towards Tray Gap along a gradual incline that spans a few miles. From Tray Gap, the hike gets steeper for the last mile or so up to the top of Tray Mountain. I reached the summit at 1:10.

The only challenge on the way back is resumitting Rocky Mountain, which can be challenging after an already long hike :) Back at the care by 3:40.

Trip time with fairly liberal breaks--2:10 to summit and 4:40 round trip.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Partly Cloudy

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