Ascent of Mount Pisgah on 2017-02-12

Climber: Zachary Robbins

Date:Sunday, February 12, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Pisgah
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5721 ft / 1743 m

Ascent Trip Report

I was dealing with a very swollen IT Band, recovery from ruptured Achilles is a pain in the ass. I decided to do a few short hikes after doing Mt LeConte the day prior. First stop was Mt Pisgah. I've read everywhere that this a short but steep trail. In my condition I managed to make it to the top in 48 min. So I think this is much easier than described, mainly because once it starts climbing the trail is almost entirely constructed rock steps. It makes climbing monotonous but physically quite a bit easier. The views are great from the top. However, not as good as nearby Fryingpan Mt. I think the hike to Mt Pisgah is better, but views not as good. Combine both in half a day and see for yourself.

Full hike info and video
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:860 ft / 262 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:860 ft / 262 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.3 km
    Start Trailhead:4861 ft / 1481 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.3 km
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Zachary Robbins
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