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Ascent of Horsetrough Mountain on 2015-01-24

Climber: John Chambers

Date:Saturday, January 24, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Horsetrough Mountain
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:4040 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at Jacks Gap, hiked Jacks Knob trail (which doesn't go over Jacks Knob anymore) to AT, then AT to Cold Springs gap where I dove off and went up the north spur of Horsetrough. Over the little peak and through a saddle then the real peak sneaks up on you. Everything covered in rime ice, and all was near white. Wind was blowing hard and it was bitter cold, but the climb kept me warm.

Went down the east spur, then the northeast spur off of that to the AT. Don't go that way, the last 300 meters is through a laurel thicket that beat me up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1816 ft / 552 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1240 ft / 377 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1636 ft / 498 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1076 ft / 328 m; Extra: 560 ft / 170m
    Loss on way in:560 ft / 170 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Jacks Knob trail/AT/Bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Jacks Gap  2964 ft / 903 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:680 ft / 207 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 500 ft / 153 m; Extra: 180 ft / 54m
    Gain on way out:180 ft / 54 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Bushwhack/AT
    End Trailhead:Chattahoochee Gap  3540 ft / 1078 m
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Horsetrough-Spaniard

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Horsetrough Mountain2015-01-241816 ft / 554 m
2Spaniards Knob2015-01-24910 ft / 277 m
3Brookshire Top2015-01-24356 ft / 109 m
Total Trip Gain: 3082 ft / 940 m    Total Trip Loss: 3072 ft / 936 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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