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Ascent of Pigeon Hill on 2014-01-18

Climber: Tom Crawford

Others in Party:Sandie
Sarah
Becca
A.J. and Ashlee Fish
Date:Saturday, January 18, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pigeon Hill
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:1240 ft / 377 m

Ascent Trip Report

Pigeon Hill is not as well marked out as the two summits of Kennesaw Mountain, but it is a crested hill area that has some interesting weathered granite surfaces (like at stone mountain) that would probably be fairly slick after a nice rain storm. Also, there are still lingering earthworks from the Confederate Troops emplacements here to see. As sign notes that 5,500 Union troops tried to take this hill, but were defeated and repelled. From here, we traveled along the Camp Brumby Trail around the lower skirts of the mountain all the way back around to the Visitor Center on the north side of the mountains. This walk is easy, and beneath the shade of many evergreen pines.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:15 ft / 4 m
    Total Elevation Loss:120 ft / 36 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Clear, Cool Blue Skies
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.2 km
    Route:Kennesaw Mountain Trail
    Start Trailhead:Little Kennesaw Mountain (saddle)  1225 ft / 373 m
    Time:1 Hours 3 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:3.5 mi / 5.7 km
    Route:Camp Brumby Trail to Visitor Center
    End Trailhead:Old Hwy 41 overflow parking  1120 ft / 341 m
    Time:1 Hours 37 Minutes



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