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Ascent of Clingmans Dome on 2017-08-22

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Others in Party:Chad P
Ari N
Riley P
Date:Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Clingmans Dome
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6643 ft / 2024 m

Ascent Trip Report

The day after the Mt. Le Conte hike, my friends and I drove into GSMNP to take the 0.5 mile paved trail to the summit of Clingmans Dome, which would be my 14th U.S. state high point. I had hoped to do a hike up it of at least 5 miles with 500' of gain for the South Beyond 6K list, but I fell on the Trillium Gap Trail and banged up my knee, so it was too sore for a full hike. Lots of people enjoying one of our many great National Parks. Nice views from the tower (although moving around was a bit tricky).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Clingmans Dome Trail
    Trailhead:Forney Ridge parking area  6343 ft / 1933 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy



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