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Ascent of Mount Mitchell on 2014-03-02

Climber: Bradley R

Date:Sunday, March 2, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mitchell
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6684 ft / 2037 m

Ascent Trip Report

Went here solo on a cool day. Hiked from Black Mountain Campground, I'm unsure if the park was closed, but there was NOBODY else at the peak which I love, I didn't even see anyone on the way up. Not the clearest days so there were nice, but not great views. Near the top there was some ice so I had to wear Yak-Tracks for traction. Hiked down via Deep Gap and Colbert's Ridge, I did see 3 groups along this portion of the hike, but still felt secluded. In all hiked about 16 miles, someone picked me up on the road and took me to my car.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3640 ft / 1109 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3640 ft / 1109 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16 mi / 25.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3640 ft / 1109 m
    Distance:5.5 mi / 8.9 km
    Route:Mount Mitchell Trail
    Start Trailhead:3044 ft / 927 m
    Time:3 Hours 4 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3640 ft / 1109 m
    Distance:10.4 mi / 16.8 km
    Route:Black Mountain Crest/Colbert Ridge/NC 80
    End Trailhead:3044 ft / 927 m
    Time:6 Hours 6 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Mitchell

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
 Mount Mitchell2014-03-02 b3640 ft / 1109 m
 Mount Craig2014-03-02 c 
 Big Tom2014-03-02 d 
 Balsam Cone2014-03-02 e 
 Cattail Peak2014-03-02 f 
 Potato Hill2014-03-02 g 
Total Trip Gain: 3640 ft / 1109 m    Total Trip Loss: 3640 ft / 1109 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Bradley R
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