Ascent of Brier Creek Bald on 2018-08-27
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Monday, August 27, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Brier Creek Bald|
| Elevation:||4163 ft / 1268 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was a Tray Mountain, Brier Creek Bald and Rocky Mountain Trifecta.
Started from Indian Graves Gap at about 8:15am. Hiked the trail to Tray Mountain. Couple campsites, one water point and three nice views but in the summer views are limited. Back down Tray to Tray Mtn Gap and head north or Corbin Creek Rd to Brier Creek Bald (wonder what century Brier Creek Bald was actually bald? The summit is covered in undergrowth.) At Whetstone Gap to an old Jeep trail to about 330 yds from the summit then followed a faint herd path almost to the top and bushwhacked the final 75 yds. The summit is very distinct and there is no doubt if you're on it. There is also a small rock cairn at the top. Back down the way I came all the way to Indian Graves Gap and then up a little over a mile to the top of Rocky and back down again to Indian Graves Gap. If you're tired, to hike up Rocky is a killer (I was tired) and coming back down it's brutal on the knees. Still it was a long drive to the trailhead from my house and I wasn't going to make that trip again just for Rocky. GPS says 10.10 total miles, 5:01:20 total time, pace 29.51 min/mile including all stops.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Bushwhack|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Tray, Brier Creek and Rocky|
Complete Trip Sequence:
|2||Brier Creek Bald||2018-08-27|| |
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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