Ascent of Blood Mountain on 2017-02-05

Climber: Bret LaBarre

Others in Party:Ansley
Date:Sunday, February 5, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Blood Mountain
    Elevation:4440 ft / 1353 m

Ascent Trip Report

Route used to hike the summit of Blood Mt.: From Vogel State Park we took Coosa Backcountry Trail to Duncan Ridge Trail to AT to Blood Mt.

Hiked to summit of Blood Mt. after an overnight on Slaughter North summit with a temp of 24'F. The trees and vegetation were covered in ice. As we ascended Blood Mt. and the day began to warm the ice began to rain down upon us. Visibility was approx 50 meters due to low clouds.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Coosa Backcountry Tr/Duncan Ridge Tr/AT
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Coosa Backcountry Trail (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Coosa Bald2017-02-04 
2Wildcat Knob2017-02-04 
3Slaughter Mountain-North Summit2017-02-04 
4Slaughter Mountain2017-02-05 
5Blood Mountain2017-02-05 

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