Ascent of Fort Mountain on 2016-06-04

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, June 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Airplane
Peak:Fort Mountain
    Elevation:2840 ft / 865 m

Ascent Trip Report

Some interesting hitory and lots of nice norther GA woods foliage to look at. Hardly anyone was there at the park. Unfortuanely it let loose and poured on me when I was at the peak so no views from the tower as lightening was crackling around. I walked the wall trail some on the way down to see the old pre-historic wall. I parked at the cool spring parking area and then hiked down to 2500 to start. I explored many side trails along the way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:660 ft / 200 m
    Total Elevation Loss:320 ft / 97 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Hot
hot then cool when poured
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:560 ft / 170 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 340 ft / 103 m; Extra: 220 ft / 67m
    Loss on way in:220 ft / 67 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Paved road to various trails
    Start Trailhead:2500 ft / 762 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:various trails back
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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