Ascent of Horsetrough Mountain on 2015-01-24

Climber: John Chambers

Date:Saturday, January 24, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Horsetrough Mountain
    Elevation:4040 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at Jacks Gap, hiked Jacks Knob trail (which doesn't go over Jacks Knob anymore) to AT, then AT to Cold Springs gap where I dove off and went up the north spur of Horsetrough. Over the little peak and through a saddle then the real peak sneaks up on you. Everything covered in rime ice, and all was near white. Wind was blowing hard and it was bitter cold, but the climb kept me warm.

Went down the east spur, then the northeast spur off of that to the AT. Don't go that way, the last 300 meters is through a laurel thicket that beat me up.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1816 ft / 552 m
    Elevation Loss:1240 ft / 377 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1636 ft / 498 m
    Extra Loss:560 ft / 170 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route:Jacks Knob trail/AT/Bushwhack
    Trailhead:Jacks Gap  2964 ft / 903 m
    Time Up:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:680 ft / 207 m
    Extra Gain:180 ft / 54 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Trailhead:Chattahoochee Gap  3540 ft / 1078 m
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Horsetrough-Spaniard

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Horsetrough Mountain2015-01-24
2Spaniards Knob2015-01-24
3Brookshire Top2015-01-24
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by John Chambers
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