Ascent of Levelland Mountain on 2007-05-18
|Date:||Friday, May 18, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3880 ft / 1182 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDAY #5
Since the start of this trip, I've been having trouble sleeping on the wood shelter floors, and last night it was no different (mattress) - tossed & turned for 4 hrs. Got an early start.
I weighed out my pack this morning at 37 lbs, should look at reducing weight.
At testnatee gap I scrambled for water, went down a side T for 10 min w no luck, back up to the gap I walked the road to hogpen gap looking for water. I found it dripping down the rock faces just before hogpen.
13h30 - Arrived low gap shelter for another easy/slow/short day .... even though went over a bunch of summits today, a few were just-off trail. Chris & Brad already in for lunch, on their way to blue mtn shelter (7m) for the night. Chris & I agreed to meet up at Hiawassee, GA, on sunday evng, the 20th - we'll share a room and watch the sopranos together. Before he left he used his cell to call 3 hotels - only holiday inn express has hbo, 69$ room.
With these short days, you feel like you should be doing more - got to stick to the plan, especially w a sore right knee.
"LIFE IS LIKE A DOGSLED TEAM, IF YOU AE NOT THE LEAD DOG THE SCENERY NEVER CHANGES"
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||740 ft / 225 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Hut Camp|
| Gain on way in:||740 ft / 225 m|
| Distance:||10.6 mi / 17.1 km|
| Route:||AT day #5 nb-neels gap hostel/low gap shelter|
| Start Trailhead:||neels gap, walasi-yi center hostel 3140 ft / 957 m|
| Route:||AT nb|
| End Trailhead:||low gap shelter |
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