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Ascent of Sawnee Mountain North Peak on 2017-01-04

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sawnee Mountain North Peak
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:1890 ft / 576 m

Ascent Trip Report

This small peak to the north is less posted than the CHP. You can walk right up to the summit. There are towers on this sub-peak too but they are not posted with all the warning signs as the CHP. The actual HP appears to be in the fenced area of course but it is disturbed land in there and who knows if it is the historic. I estimate it is only 6 inches higher inside than outside the fence on the back side (northern most part of the fence). There was a large section of fence missing (cut open??) so that one could trespass inside for that last 6 inches if they felt so inclined. For a concrete pad that is likely not natural anyway and for 6 inches? ....your call. At least this peak you can grab without having to pass through 652 warning signs by the county saying they are watching you with cameras and will water board you if you continue to the top of the CHP.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:215 ft / 64 m
    Total Elevation Loss:700 ft / 213 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Grade/Class:1,1+
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool
48 F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:65 ft / 19 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:maintenance road
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  1825 ft / 556 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:700 ft / 213 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 550 ft / 168 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Gain on way out:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:sawnee trails system
    End Trailhead:church parking lot  1340 ft / 408 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Atlanta-5

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Sawnee Mountain2017-01-04 a770 ft / 235 m
2Sawnee Mountain North Peak2017-01-04 b215 ft / 66 m
3Sawnee (Indian Seats)2017-01-04 c690 ft / 210 m
4Sawnee (Indian Seats)2017-01-04 d390 ft / 119 m
5Kennesaw Mountain2017-01-06 a713 ft / 217 m
6Little Kennesaw Mountain2017-01-06 b160 ft / 49 m
7Kennesaw Mountain2017-01-06 c503 ft / 153 m
Total Trip Gain: 3441 ft / 1049 m    Total Trip Loss: 3096 ft / 943 m



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