Ascent of Chimneytop Mountain on 2016-09-10

Climber: Debbie Adams

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, September 10, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Chimneytop Mountain
    Elevation:4303 ft / 1311 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started climbing from track rock gap road and it was fairly steep for about the first 1.5 miles to get on the ridgeline, then much easier. at 2.5 miles encountered a very large tree down across trail, so having a Great Dane for a hiking companion was not easy for this part. I had to coax him uphill above the root ball. Then the trail climbs through some boulders which was really interesting. At 3.23 miles I left the trail to go south maybe a hundred feet to summit Chimneytop mountain at elevation 4350 ft. I continued on to the Brasstown Bald parking lot then turned around and went back to car. Total miles was 8.92.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3148 ft / 959 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2728 ft / 831 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.5 mi / 10.4 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Hot,lower 90s, somewhat breezy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3148 ft / 959 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Arkaqua Trail
    Start Trailhead:Track Rock Gap Road  1155 ft / 352 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2728 ft / 831 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Route:Arkaqua Trail
    End Trailhead:Track Rock Gap Road  1575 ft / 480 m
    Time:2 Hours 

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