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Ascent of Frozen Head on 2015-12-29

Climber: Brian McCray

Date:Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Frozen Head
    Location:USA-Tennessee
    Elevation:2950 ft / 899 m

Ascent Trip Report

Had a late start due to unforeseen circumstances, resulting in an inability to summit before the park closed. Came within 0.7 miles of the summit, but didn't want the car towed. Such is the early sunset in winter. Don't live too far away so will try again another day.

The area had substantial rain over a one week period so the ground was thoroughly soaked, and much of the trail was covered with flowing water from nearby streams, slowing pace. Great weather though--low 60s, clear sky and lots of visibility. Other than the water, the trail was relatively easy.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1585 ft / 483 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Cool, clear day (about 60 F)
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1585 ft / 483 m
    Start Trailhead:Nature center parking lot  1365 ft / 416 m
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:0.7 from summit  2950 ft / 899 m



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