Ascent of Ridgepole Mountain on 2007-05-24
|Date:||Thursday, May 24, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||5043 ft / 1537 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDAY #11 ----- HIKERS CREED ------
A long tough day, got in at 18h00 hours much too late for me...... should not have done the side hikes. Shortly after leaving I took a rough herd path sb to the summit of Ridgepole mountain (where the AT goes over the north ridge), followed by a short hike up to Pinnacle mountain (via a good path on the southside, past bigspring gap). Uneventfull day.
I shared the shelter with power hiker JD Drift, who arrived at 18h30, after a 26 mile day. He talked about his light-weight gear, in particular his DUAL STOVE, alcohol & solid fuel (heet alcohol & esbit tablets), and his no stick pots (saves a lot of clean up time). I'll look for these items when I get to wesser,NOC & hot springs.
HIKERS CREED from the shelter's trail register:
"ON MY HONOR I WILL TRY TO KEEP MY FEET ON THE TRAIL AND MY SPIRITS HIGH, NO MATTER HOW TOUGH THE TRAIL MAY SEEM"
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||743 ft / 226 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Hut Camp|
| Gain on way in:||743 ft / 226 m|
| Distance:||19.6 mi / 31.5 km|
| Route:||AT day #11 nb-carter gap/siler bald shelters|
| Start Trailhead:||carter gap shelter 4300 ft / 1310 m|
| Route:||AT nb|
| End Trailhead:||siler bald shelter |
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