Ascent of Clingmans Dome on 2017-04-01

Climber: David Parratt

Date:Saturday, April 1, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Clingmans Dome
    Location:USA-Tennessee/North Carolina
    Elevation:6643 ft / 2024 m

Ascent Trip Report

US State Highpoint # 14
I drove up Clingman's Dome Road thru intermittent fog and drizzle. As I approached the parking area more and more clear breaks occurred in the sky. I hiked the 0.7 miles from the parking area to the summit tower and then along the Appalachian Trail to Mt. Buckley. I returned to the parking area via the Forney Ridge Trail for a pleasant short loop of about 2 miles.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:620 ft / 188 m
    Elevation Loss:620 ft / 188 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:420 ft / 128 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Clingman's Dome Trail
    Trailhead:Clingman's Dome parking lot  6223 ft / 1896 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:620 ft / 188 m
    Extra Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:AT and Forney Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Clingman's Dome parking lot  6223 ft / 1896 m

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