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Ascent of Fryingpan Mountain in 1985

Climber: G. Ringle

Others in Party:Philip Juras
Joellen Rohe
Kris Krystalowich
Allison Byrd
Date:1985
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fryingpan Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5320 ft / 1621 m

Ascent Trip Report

My group camped near the spring in Fryingpan Gap. This was a trip that will be imbedded in my memory hopefully until I die. We were all 18 or 19 yrs old, on an outdoor adventure, and feeling the first few months of freedom. It was an exhilirating time in our lives.

The trail isn't much to speak of. It's all uphill, mostly a gravel forest road to the top. However, there was a fire tower that you could partially climb. The reward was a spectacular view. It's been years since I was there and don't even know if the tower is still present. If it is, go climb it!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:460 ft / 140 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Fryingpan Mountain Trail
    Trailhead:Fryingpan Gap  4860 ft / 1481 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:0 Days 1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:0 Days 1 Hours 30 Minutes



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