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Ascent of Mount Hallback on 2017-11-15

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Others in Party:Dan Avila
Date:Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hallback
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6329 ft / 1929 m

Ascent Trip Report

After doing Mt. Gibbes, my friend, Dan, and I hiked north on the Old Mitchell Trail to an obvious starting point for a bushwhack to Mt. Hallback. Took that approach, which followed herd paths most of the way, to the summit, passing a couple deer in the process. The summit is wooded with not much for views, but there is a sign marking the top. Hung around here for a bit then bushwhacked down the north side of the mountain back to the Old Mitchell Trail, then took that to the park restaurant area, where we prepped for the ascent of Mt. Mitchell, which I had done before but my friend hadn't.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:250 ft / 76 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Old Mitchell Trail, bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Stepps Gap  6079 ft / 1852 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Bushwhack, Old Mitchell Trail
    End Trailhead:Park restaurant  
Ascent Part of Trip: Gibbes/Hallback/Mitchell

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Gibbes2017-11-15450 ft / 137 m
2Mount Hallback2017-11-15250 ft / 76 m
3Mount Mitchell2017-11-151100 ft / 335 m
Total Trip Gain: 1800 ft / 548 m    Total Trip Loss: 1100 ft / 335 m



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