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Ascent of Clingmans Dome on 2010-05-04

Climber: Bob Bolton

Others in Party:Duane Gilliland
Date:Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Clingmans Dome
    Location:USA-Tennessee/North Carolina
    Elevation:6643 ft / 2024 m

Ascent Trip Report

Duane and I had planned to visit the morning of May 4, 2010 before driving back to Nashville for our flight home. However, we found out that the road was closed at Newfound Gap, and that we would have to hike it, about 15.5 miles round-trip. We didn't arrive in the area until the evening of the 3rd, so there weren't enough daylight hours to do the hike, so we just decided to hike it overnight. We were on the summit at about 2:30AM local time, and got back to the motel room in time for about 3 hours of sleep before heading back to the airport. Not the ideal trip, but we got our peak!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1603 ft / 488 m
    Distance:15.5 mi / 24.9 km
    Trailhead:5040 ft / 1536 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Partly Cloudy



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