Ascent of Eagle Mountain on 2017-04-10

Climber: Max Davis

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, April 10, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Eagle Mountain
    Elevation:4240 ft / 1292 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove to gate on Bell Gap Road, CR 78, FS 829 @ Sims Branch. Road is a decent all weather 2WD road. Room for +/- 3 vehicles with space to turn around. Somewhat littered spot but seems safe. Have camped 2 nights here in past in early 2017 and saw no one. On this trip(April 10-11, 2017) left truck here overnight, started hike 1:00 pm up closed roadway to Hollifield Gap, then ridge walk up Hollifield Ridge and camped on southern peak of Eagle Mtn. Beautiful clear full moon night with view of Lake Chatuge. Tues. 11th walked ridge to northern peak of Eagle and continued to Sassafras Knob for lunch then return to truck. Only problem was lack of water on ridge and I forgot that I had that last birthday. Nice view to south from rock face on south side of southern peak of Eagle Mtn. May be easier hike from Ben Gap on closed FS road northeasterly up Eagle Mtn.
Summary Total Data
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads

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