Ascent of Pine Log Creek East Loop Nub on 2015-07-26

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, July 26, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Pine Log Creek East Loop Nub
    Elevation:1080 ft / 329 m

Ascent Trip Report

This little nub is the only completely closed contour on the tour other than the HP tagged to the NW off of the Western Loop Trail. The trail system deliberately switch backs up to this "summit" teases you with a quick view of the Pine Log Mountain to the south. I was unhappy to see that mountain that turned me back earlier but appreciating that Bartow County had constructed for the public this really nice trail system to enjoy hiking in the same general area. The Eastern Loop takes you down to a quarry which provides an interesting little oasis in the middle of the woods with some large boulders and small pool of water loaded with sunfish. Big sunfish. I have never seen so many sunfish in tiny body of water before.

I finished the hike by taking the northern leg of the Eastern Loop and back to my car. In all, with the bushwhack to claim the county park HP and this small nub, the total hike was just under 5 miles and gave the legs 1000 feet of total gain to enjoy. With the nice open forest views and good hilly terrain, I will return to this little unknown jewel again some day!

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:505 ft / 153 m
    Total Elevation Loss:565 ft / 172 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:170 ft / 51 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:Eastern Loop Trail
    Start Trailhead:Junction of the Eastern and Western Loop Trails  910 ft / 277 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:565 ft / 172 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 230 ft / 70 m; Extra: 335 ft / 102m
    Gain on way out:335 ft / 102 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Route:Eastern Loop to Quarry and then Northern Loop of t
    End Trailhead:Parking Lot  850 ft / 259 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Bartow County GA

Complete Trip Sequence:
2Pine Log Creek Park High Point2015-07-26 c510 ft / 155 m
2Pine Log Creek East Loop Nub2015-07-26 d505 ft / 154 m
3Pine Mountain2015-07-26 e687 ft / 209 m
4Pine Mountain2015-07-26 f757 ft / 231 m
5Vineyard Mountain2015-07-26 g684 ft / 208 m
8Fulton County High Point2015-07-26 h180 ft / 55 m
Total Trip Gain: 3323 ft / 1012 m    Total Trip Loss: 2511 ft / 765 m

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