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Ascent of Clawhammer Mountain in 1995-09

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Andy Woodcock
James Christopher
Mark Rynning
Larry Mitchell
Scott Quinlan
and me
Date:September, 1995
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Clawhammer Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:4120 ft / 1255 m

Ascent Trip Report

Backpacking trip with three days (2 nights) and 34 miles.

TH EL 2,156 then starting Black Mountain Trail up Thrift Cove to Hickory Knob then up Black Mountain. Then climb to top of Clawhammer Mountain. Descend down to campsite where the rain from hell occured.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:220 ft / 67 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1020 ft / 310 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Grade/Class:class 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
    Weather:foggy cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:220 ft / 67 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Black Mtn Tr (SE)
    Start Trailhead:3900 ft / 1188 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1020 ft / 310 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Same
    End Trailhead:South Fork Mills River  3100 ft / 944 m



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