Ascent of Mount Rogers on 2016-04-11

Climber: Jimmy Bielli

Date:Monday, April 11, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Rogers
    Elevation:5729 ft / 1746 m

Ascent Trip Report

Nice day, not much to see at the summit itself other than a benchmark but the trail up is cool. Parked on VA 603 on the north side of the mountain and went up the Appalachian Trail, then followed the blue blazes. At the crest of the AT there's a big open space where one of the wild ponies from Grayson Highlands State Park had wandered up the mountain... he let us touch the top of his head and feed him but didn't like being touched below the neck and tried to kick us. Definitely seems like it's a little longer than the 4 miles they tell you... I'd guess at least 5, maybe even 5.5. Met several NoBo thru-hikers on the way up, suppose it's still a bit early in the season to meet any SoBo hikers this far south.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear

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