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Ascent of Mount Pisgah on 2015-04-03

Climber: Jonathan Allbach

Date:Friday, April 3, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Pisgah
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5721 ft / 1743 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at the intersection of Highway 151 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Crossed Candler Knob first. Hiked Along the Shut-In Trail to the Mount Pisgah Parking area, then headed up the Mount Pisgah trail to the summit. Bushwhacked a short distance to find the high ground of Little Pisgah Mountain on return portion of hike. Nice view from Mount Pisgah but Little Pisgah Mountain and Candler Knob are under tree cover. There were several places between Candler Knob and the parking area for Mount Pisgah where a short walk away from the trail will get you to an overlook with views to the South and West.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2219 ft / 675 m
    Extra Gain:379 ft / 115 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route:Shut-In Trail and Mount Pisgah Trail
    Trailhead:Hwy 151/Blue Ridge Parkway Junction  4260 ft / 1298 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes



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