Ascent of Spaniards Knob on 2016-05-07

Climber: Seth Rackley

Date:Saturday, May 7, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Spaniards Knob
    Elevation:4000 ft / 1219 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started on Jack's Gap trail from Jack's Gap around dusk on May 6. Hiked in less than a mile, found a campsite and set up for the night. Next day hiked to Chattahoochee Gap on the AT and headed north to Spaniards Knob. passed Red Clay Gap and climbed more directly up the side of Spaniards through dense waist-high brush. A few very large trees on summit, as well as normal sized trees, and not much view. Clearer views of Brasstown Bald from the AT than the summit. Descended down gentler grade, rejoining AT closer to Red Clay Gap. Returned to Chatt Gap and proceeded south on AT to summit Horsetrough before retracing my steps back to Chatt and then Jack's Gap.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
High 70's and sunny, very nice day.
Ascent Part of Trip: Jack's Gap to AT (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Spaniards Knob2016-05-07 
2Horsetrough Mountain2016-05-07 

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