Ascent of Craggy Dome on 2016-05-21
|Others in Party:||Dr. A. Strand|
Dr. Z. MacKee
----Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, May 21, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||6080 ft / 1853 m|
Ascent Trip ReportGoal for the day was Craggy Dome, as the peak is short ascent from graybeard overlooking parking lot approved routes to make up the necessary 5 miles were somewhat ambiguous. Began at Graybeard Overlook parking lot and took MST to Craggy Garden visitor center. Road hike back towards Graybeard (with side excursion to summit of Craggy Dome Pinnacle. GPS stated >5 miles at this point and so we returned to trailhead for Craggy Dome. Started again on MST, immediately took slightly less worn looking trail on left of MST. Descriptions were for a bushwack, though trail readily apparent up to summit. Dense foliage close to summit but easily passed. Wooden sign marking summit found without difficulty. Returned to vehicle by same trail and retired to the Asheville Breweries.
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| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds|
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