Ascent of Grassy Mountain on 2016-06-04

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Grassy Mountain
    Elevation:3694 ft / 1125 m

Ascent Trip Report

43 min round trip for 3.0 miles. Jogged the path down. Parked at the end of the recreational area where a gate closed the access gravel road off. Then hiked up the maintenance road. The horse flies buzzed me all the wya to the top but the top was my first reward of the day with an intact large observation tower. I was able to climb about 50 feet till I hit a hatch and could go no further but even from there, the best views of the day in every direction!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:544 ft / 165 m
    Total Elevation Loss:544 ft / 165 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Partly Cloudy
Hot and humid 88F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:494 ft / 150 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:maintenace Road to Lookout Tower
    Start Trailhead:Gate closure to gravel access road  3200 ft / 975 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:544 ft / 165 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 494 ft / 150 m; Extra: 50 ft / 15m
    Gain on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    End Trailhead:3200 ft / 975 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Atlanta-4

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cowpen Mountain2016-06-04 a841 ft / 256 m
2Bald Mountain2016-06-04 b805 ft / 245 m
3Grassy Mountain2016-06-04 c544 ft / 166 m
4Fort Mountain2016-06-04 d660 ft / 201 m
5Cohutta Mountain2016-06-04 e570 ft / 174 m
6Pine Mountain2016-06-04 f687 ft / 209 m
7Pine Mountain2016-06-04 g757 ft / 231 m
8Ponders Montain2016-06-04 h290 ft / 88 m
Total Trip Gain: 5154 ft / 1570 m    Total Trip Loss: 2502 ft / 763 m

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