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Ascent of Table Rock on 2006-05-29

Climber: G. Ringle

Date:Monday, May 29, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Table Rock
    Location:USA-South Carolina
    Elevation:3124 ft / 952 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is one of the tougher hikes I have done. The elevation gain is substantial for the distance of the trail. It was very hot and I was very out of shape.

The trail is uphill most of the way, until you reach the ridge top, then you actually have a steady decline until you reach the end of the trail. The trail terminates at a granite slab which provides a great view to the east. At other points near the end, you can step off the trail to granite cliffs and enjoy a view to the south.

This appears to be a popular destination as the trail was quite crowded. This included hikers of experience as well as people wearing flip-flops. Take plenty of water. Overall a good trip. I have since completed this hike a second time. Very good workout for getting your "trail legs" underneath you.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1964 ft / 599 m
    Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Route:Table Rock Trail
    Trailhead:Table Rock State Park  1160 ft / 353 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:0 Days 4 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:0 Days 3 Hours 30 Minutes



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