Ascent of Rabun Bald on 2013-05-04
|Date:||Saturday, May 4, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4696 ft / 1431 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThanks to the excellent directions from previous chp ers that got me uneventfully to the trailhead. Under better conditions this would be a wonderful hike--well constructed and well maintained trail (not a single downed tree to hop) up to a nice view tower at top of Ga.'s 2nd highest peak. But I walked in steady rain to a socked in peak. Despite the lack of any view I did climb the small lookout tower. I was glad for the excellent trail conditions coming down that allowed me to maintain a fast pace to get out of the rain without fear of falling.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1082 ft / 329 m|
| Distance:||3.1 mi / 5 km|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Elevation Gain:||1057 ft / 322 m|
| Extra Loss:||45 ft / 13 m|
| Distance:||1.6 mi / 2.6 km|
| Trailhead:||trailhead 3684 ft / 1122 m|
| Time Up:||43 Minutes|
| Extra Gain:||25 ft / 7 m|
| Distance:||1.5 mi / 2.4 km|
| Time Down:||27 Minutes|
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