Ascent of Tray Mountain on 2013-01-26
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, January 26, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4430 ft / 1350 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStarted 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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