Ascent of Mount Le Conte on 2014-07-29
|Others in Party:||Duke the Dog|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 29, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Mount Le Conte|
| Elevation:||6593 ft / 2009 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFirst Peak Bagging Trip. I had hiked the Alum Cave Bluff trail many times with my dad as a child. I had learned about the Leconte Lodge and that the trail went all the way to the top of one of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi river later in life as an adult, however, it wasn't until after my divorce that I decided to see the top. It was on a whim. Hardly any planning. I threw together what little camping equipment I had and went and bought a pack and that day was on the road to the GSMNP with my dog. (Don't take your dog! I didn't know they weren't allowed.)We drove seven hours and parked at New Foundland Gap. I had decided to take the Boulevard Trail over Mount Kephart and up the Leconte. I stayed on the trail and went right on up trying to beat the sunset. I got to the top and pitched a tiny tent behind the shelter ninja style (don't do this either). The next day I wandered each peak of Leconte and headed on down and drove back to Alabama.
Mount LeConte High Point (2014-07-29). Photo by Roy Scholl .
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2047 ft / 623 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||16 mi / 25.8 km|
| Trailhead:||New Foundland Gap 4546 ft / 1385 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Animal/Pet, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cool, Partly Cloudy|
| Time:||1 Days |
| Time:||1 Days |
|Ascent Part of Trip: LeConte (1 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 2047 ft / 624 m Total Trip Loss: 2047 ft / 624 m
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