Ascent of Mount Chapman on 2007-12-29

Climber: Terry Wheeler

Others in Party:J. Mlynarek
Date:Saturday, December 29, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Chapman
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6417 ft / 1955 m

Ascent Trip Report

The summit of Chapman is just off the Appalachian Trail, but this was one nasty bushwhack (unless other people usually find a route up that we did not). The route to the summit area is short but it is a mess of blowdowns, rotten logs, deep moss, tangled branches. The final stretch up to the summit was more of a swim than a hike. It's even hard to know that you're at the summit without looking at the GPS reading. But balancing on a log somewhere around the top we could see blue sky in every direction through the trees. That's probably as close as we were going to get to being sure about this one.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Appalachian Trail / bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Mt. Sequoyah  
Descent Statistics
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    End Trailhead:Tricorner Knob  

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