Ascent of Mount Mitchell on 2016-04-12

Climber: Jimmy Bielli

Date:Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mitchell
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6684 ft / 2037 m

Ascent Trip Report

Didn't have time to do the full trail all the way up today but wanted to climb the highest point east of the Mississippi with some degree of honor so I started at the Ranger Station (at the park entrance, off the Blue Ridge Parkway) at about 5200 feet and walked up the trail to the summit from there. Some nice views on the way up and I suspect at the top too on a clear day, but the summit was still covered in a cloud left over from the rain that came through the area this morning. Not too much wind under the circumstances and had beautiful weather most of the way up until I got into the summit cloud probably around 6000ft.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1450 ft / 441 m
    Trailhead:5234 ft / 1595 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Breezy, Low Clouds

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