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Ascent of Coosa Bald on 2015-05-30

Climber: Chris Emery

Date:Saturday, May 30, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Coosa Bald
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:4280 ft / 1304 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started from Wolfpen Gap, off of Wolfpen Gap Rd (Hwy 180). Be careful driving up Hwy 180, as it is quite curvy and popular with cyclists and bikers. Parked at approx 34.763981, -83.952185, where the Coosa Backcountry trail crosses the road. Trail is uphill but reasonable until about the 1.2 mile mark, where it crosses Duncan Ridge Rd. From there, the steepness increases quite a bit. Followed the trail north until around the 1.6 mile mark, where the Coosa Backcountry trail heads east and the Duncan Ridge Trail splits off to the left. Took the Duncan Ridge trail the final quarter-mile to the summit of Coosa Bald. A little bit of a view from a small rock outcropping, but the summit is mostly wooded, despite the "bald" designation. USGS BM at the same outcropping, but it doesn't actually list the elevation. Took the same trail back to the car. Total distance: 3.75 miles.
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