Ascent of Mount Mitchell on 2008-05-27

Climber: Terry Wheeler

Others in Party:J. Mlynarek
M. Forrest
Date:Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mitchell
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6684 ft / 2037 m

Ascent Trip Report

We hiked up the trail to the summit area, but the actual summit itself was sitting somewhere under a front end loader and a work crew and a pile of construction rubble. They are still working on replacing the old tower with a "new improved" (everything is relative) tower. After walking up to this overdeveloped mess it was a welcome change to go back down the trail and bushwhack up to Hallback. Give me a bushwhack over a golf-cart accessible summit any day . . .
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:584 ft / 178 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:584 ft / 178 m
    Route:Old Mitchell Trail
    Start Trailhead:State Park Ranger Station  6100 ft / 1859 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:Old Mitchell Trail
    End Trailhead:State Park Ranger Station  

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