Ascent of Mount Buckley on 2018-08-13

Climber: John E Sarna

Others in Party:my son
Date:Monday, August 13, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Buckley
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6560 ft / 1999 m

Ascent Trip Report

Besides walking up the long circular concrete ramp to get the view atop Clingman's Dome, I went over the right side at the start of the ramp and about 20' into the brush to stand on what appeared to be the highest natural ground. Geoffrey and I then found where some folks walked west, following their use trail to find an established, well-traveled trail to Mt. Buckley, which, if I'm not confusing this with another bump I took photos at, appeared to be on a small rock outcrop a few feet off the trail to the left. On returning, we found a fork to a trail going down to the parking area (signed as such) with a short last bit of uphill providing some more exercise before a winding drive off the mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:175 ft / 52 m
    Total Elevation Loss:435 ft / 131 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:55 ft / 16 m
    Loss on way in:65 ft / 19 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Start Trailhead:Clingman's Dome  6570 ft / 2002 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:370 ft / 112 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 250 ft / 76 m; Extra: 120 ft / 36m
    Gain on way out:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:marked trail back to parking lot
    End Trailhead:parking for Clingman's  6310 ft / 1923 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Clingman-Buckley

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Clingmans Dome2018-08-13333 ft / 101 m
2Mount Buckley2018-08-13175 ft / 53 m
Total Trip Gain: 508 ft / 154 m    Total Trip Loss: 435 ft / 133 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by John E Sarna
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