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Ascent of Spaniards Knob on 2017-01-29

Climber: Debbie Adams

Others in Party:John Adams
Christine Sturdy
Date:Sunday, January 29, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Spaniards Knob
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:4000 ft / 1219 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked from Unicoi Gap to Chattahoochee Gap and back, climbed Blue mountain and Spaniards Knob on the way. Did not get good numbers because my GPS ACTED UP! We left the trail at around 2.4 miles to climb Spaniards Knob and hiked up the east ridge to the SE summit then hiked to NW summit and descended the NE ridge. The way up was good with only a few briars near the SE summit then an easy hike to NW summit. The ridge we went coming down was easy with just a short steep area about halfway down. We then hiked to Chattahoochee Gap and back to car, for most of the hike it was snowing pretty good and it was beautiful!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1004 ft / 306 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1004 ft / 306 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Snowing, Cold, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1004 ft / 306 m
    Distance:3.6 mi / 5.8 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Start Trailhead:Unicoi Gap  2996 ft / 913 m
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1004 ft / 306 m
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    End Trailhead:Unicoi Gap  2996 ft / 913 m
    Time:30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Blue Mountain, Spaniards Knob

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Blue Mountain2017-01-291004 ft / 306 m
2Spaniards Knob2017-01-291004 ft / 306 m
Total Trip Gain: 2008 ft / 612 m    Total Trip Loss: 2008 ft / 612 m



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