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Ascent of Locust Log Ridge on 2017-03-18

Climber: Bret LaBarre

Others in Party:Ansley Canby
Cerib Caldwell
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, March 18, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Locust Log Ridge
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:4108 ft / 1252 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at Trackrock Gap. Started at Arkaquah Trailhead across the street from Trackrock Gap parking area. Ascended 1426'+ over 1.5 miles to Buzzard Roost Ridge. Well defined and maintained trail. No visible blaze markings. Easy to follow. Trail ascends and then follows Buzzard Roost Ridge to Cove Gap where Locust Log Ridge picks up.

A little snow and ice on the ground, craggs and other exposed rock surfaces.

Still on the Arkaquah Trail and after Low Gap we hiked past the summit of Locust Log Ridge Mt and then hooked back to touch the top. Much easier doing it this way versus hiking off trail at first opportunity. Easy hike up. No trail. No blaze. Stop 2 of trip.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:693 ft / 211 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Drizzle, Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds
Cold, Drizzle, Zero Visibility
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:693 ft / 211 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Arkaquah Trail
    Start Trailhead:3415 ft / 1040 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Arkaquah & Wagon Train (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Buzzard Roost Ridge2017-03-181426 ft / 435 m
2Locust Log Ridge2017-03-18693 ft / 211 m
3Chimneytop Mountain2017-03-1880 ft / 24 m
4South Wolfpen Ridge2017-03-18246 ft / 75 m
5Little Bald Mountain2017-03-18175 ft / 53 m
Total Trip Gain: 2620 ft / 798 m



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