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Ascent of Mount Mitchell on 2017-11-15

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Others in Party:Dan Avila
Date:Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mitchell
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6684 ft / 2037 m

Ascent Trip Report

After Mt. Hallback, we headed to Mt. Mitchell, the highest point in the eastern USA. From the park restaurant to the summit, the Old Mitchell Trail was rough, rocky, and rooty, with a lot of ups and downs. Once at the summit, we took some celebratory pics, checked the area out a bit, then returned to the car at Stepps Gap.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1100 ft / 334 m
    Total Elevation Loss:650 ft / 197 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:700 ft / 213 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 450 ft / 137 m; Extra: 250 ft / 76m
    Loss on way in:250 ft / 76 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:Old Mitchell Trail
    Start Trailhead:Park restaurant  6234 ft / 1900 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:400 ft / 121 m
    Gain on way out:400 ft / 121 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Old Mitchell Trail
    End Trailhead:Stepps Gap  
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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