Ascent of Levelland Mountain on 2005-05-05

Climber: Michael Kelly

Date:Thursday, May 5, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Levelland Mountain
    Elevation:3880 ft / 1182 m

Ascent Trip Report

This trip was an attempt to fill in the sections of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia that I had not previously hiked, and covered the distance from Flatrock Gap (just south of Neels Gap) to Dicks Creek Gap, a distance of about 38 miles.

My troop was planning to hike the section from Tray Gap north starting on Saturday, so I dropped my car at Dicks Creek Gap on Wednesday evening (May 4) and my friend Mark took me to the Reese State Memorial. I hiked up that access trail to the AT at Flatrock Gap (from which I had hiked everything south to Springer) and turned "north." The gain from the Reese parking area to this point is covered as 'extra elevation.'

I hiked down through Neels Gap and climbed up to Bull Gap, where I camped for the night. The next morning I started by ascending the rest of Levelland Mtn and continued on to Chattachoochee Gap.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1182 ft / 360 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1182 ft / 360 m
    Extra Loss:411 ft / 125 m
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Trailhead:Neels Gap  3109 ft / 947 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Filling in GA AT (4 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Levelland Mountain2005-05-05 1
2Wolf Laurel Top2005-05-05 2
3Cowrock Mountain2005-05-05 3
4Wildcat Mountain-North Peak2005-05-05 4
5Strawberry Top2005-05-05 5
6Poor Mountain2005-05-05 6
7Sheep Rock Top2005-05-05 7
8Blue Mountain2005-05-06 1
9Rocky Mountain2005-05-06 2
10Tray Mountain2005-05-07
11Double Spring Knob2005-05-08 1
12Powell Mountain2005-05-08 2

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