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Ascent of Sanderlin Mountain on 2018-05-24

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, May 24, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sanderlin Mountain
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:3020 ft / 920 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked before the gate to Eagle Rest Park and stumbled on to this hike by bushwhacking down a steep slope near the car and descended down onto a steep trail with a white blaze and it put my into a nice subdivision that had steep slopes, paved roads, and expensive houses. I realized I was now on a bearing to grab the small summit called Sanderlin Mountain. So, seeing now signage to keep me for an extra credit urban summit, i hiked up and tagged Sanderlin (which appears to be in the R/W. Then, hiked back up the road to where the white blaze trail gives access to the public (adjacent to the water tank) but note there is no parking here. I would not have found this if I had not come from the Eagle's Rest Park and my impromptu bushwhack (or I could have taken the white trail from the summit of Oglethorpe). On the way back I realized that there was a gated road that connects this subdivision to the main road to the park. Parking at the pull out to the park and walking a few yards back to the gate would take you down to the water storage tank and the white trail. You can follow the paved roads to the small summit as an extra credit hike along with Oglethorpe or join them by doing the white trail and making a half day out of it (but then park within the parking lot in Eagle's Rest Park).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  2920 ft / 890 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    End Trailhead:parking  
Ascent Part of Trip: Atlanta-7

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Rottenwood Creek Hill 9352018-05-22 a370 ft / 113 m
2West Palisades CRNRA HP 10202018-05-22 b275 ft / 84 m
3Mount Wilkinson2018-05-22 c285 ft / 87 m
4Springer Mountain2018-05-24 a452 ft / 138 m
5Ball Mountain2018-05-24 b110 ft / 34 m
6Rich Mountain2018-05-24 c219 ft / 67 m
7Mount Oglethorpe2018-05-24 d718 ft / 219 m
10Sanderlin Mountain2018-05-24 e100 ft / 30 m
Total Trip Gain: 2529 ft / 772 m    Total Trip Loss: 2164 ft / 660 m



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