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Ascent of Mount Mitchell on 2013-10-21

Climber: Vic Hanson

Others in Party:Lots of people
Date:Monday, October 21, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Mitchell
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6684 ft / 2037 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at the Visitor's center and took the Old Mt. Mitchell trail to the summit, and then on to Mt. Craig, Big Tom, Balsam Cone, and Cattail Pk., and back the same way, plus the nature trail, for 3116' of gain, 10 miles and 5 hr, 1 min, total.

Strave GPS track: http://www.strava.com/activities/90519505
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2736 ft / 833 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2736 ft / 833 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.6 mi / 15.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:964 ft / 293 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 584 ft / 178 m; Extra: 380 ft / 115m
    Loss on way in:380 ft / 115 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Old Mitchel Tr.
    Start Trailhead:Visitors center  6100 ft / 1859 m
    Time:1 Hours 41 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2356 ft / 718 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 584 ft / 178 m; Extra: 1772 ft / 540m
    Gain on way out:1772 ft / 540 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Old Mitchel Tr.
    End Trailhead:Visitors center  6100 ft / 1859 m



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