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Ascent of Sawnee Mountain on 2013-12-28

Climber: Tom Crawford

Others in Party:Sandie
Cameron (aka: Skippy)
Sarah and Becca
Date:Saturday, December 28, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sawnee Mountain
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:1960 ft / 597 m

Ascent Trip Report

Overcast morning that turned into drizzle, but still a nice hike. Until my daughter turned her ankle on the way down, on one of the many rocks along the trail! Crutches for three weeks. Bummer. We hiked the NPS side of Sawnee Mountain which peaks at 1658ft. The taller summit is on private property, and not much of a hike experience for the family. This is a great park though, a worthwhile hike effort with wonderful views of the Southern end of the Blue Ridge mountains just to the north.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:700 ft / 212 m
    Total Elevation Loss:700 ft / 212 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Overcast
Hazy/Overcast turned to drizzle
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:685 ft / 208 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 670 ft / 204 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Loss on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:Indian Seats Trail and Yucca Trail
    Start Trailhead:Spot Road Visitor Center  1290 ft / 393 m
    Time:41 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:685 ft / 208 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 670 ft / 204 m; Extra: 15 ft / 4m
    Gain on way out:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route:Indian Seats Trail
    End Trailhead:Spot Road Visitor Center  1290 ft / 393 m
    Time:52 Minutes



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