Ascent of Hangover on 2014-09-13
|Others in Party:||Whit Miller|
|Date:||Saturday, September 13, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||5160 ft / 1572 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDay-trip from ATL up to Robbinsville, NC with Whit and his pup, Georgia. Left ATL around 6:45am, started the hike at 10:35am. This is Whit's go-to hike, and it involves climbing up to Hangover from Fat Gap parking lot, then descending down the "Ball Breaker" trail, hiking out to Slick Rock waterfalls, and then returning up the Fat Gap trail to the parking lot. Overall it took us about 5.5 hours, 12.8 miles RT. Great hike, no views, unfortunately due to heavy clouds (this seems to be the norm for me lately). The trail up to Hangover was straight up, and somewhat overgrown. Crossing over to Saddle Tree Gap Peak, the approach was beautiful, lined on both sides with really cool Deer Moss really cool Deer Moss (felt like a memory foam pillow). The descent on Ball Breaker was way overgrown and fairly dense with thorns, resulting in our arms getting slashed up, looking like emo kids by the end of the hike. Slick Rock is an awesome spot. To get to it we needed to walk through 3 streams, fording it like men. After jumping off the Slick Rock falls Slick Rock Falls (exhilerating), we made the hike back up to the parking lot up Fat Gap trail in 45 minutes. Whit's dog, Georgia is amazing on the trail. Very smart, alert, and always at your side... great pacer. She chooses her easiest route on the technical parts, not just blindly following anything we do. A great team member.
We were totally beat by the end of this hike, decided to stop in at Helen, GA for their Oktoberfest. Major let-down, will not go back.
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| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
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