Ascent of Levelland Mountain on 2005-05-05
|Date:||Thursday, May 5, 2005|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3880 ft / 1182 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis trip was an attempt to fill in the sections of the Appalachian Trail in Georgia that I had not previously hiked, and covered the distance from Flatrock Gap (just south of Neels Gap) to Dicks Creek Gap, a distance of about 38 miles.
My troop was planning to hike the section from Tray Gap north starting on Saturday, so I dropped my car at Dicks Creek Gap on Wednesday evening (May 4) and my friend Mark took me to the Reese State Memorial. I hiked up that access trail to the AT at Flatrock Gap (from which I had hiked everything south to Springer) and turned "north." The gain from the Reese parking area to this point is covered as 'extra elevation.'
I hiked down through Neels Gap and climbed up to Bull Gap, where I camped for the night. The next morning I started by ascending the rest of Levelland Mtn and continued on to Chattachoochee Gap.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1182 ft / 360 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||411 ft / 125 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Gain on way in:||1182 ft / 360 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 771 ft / 235 m; Extra: 411 ft / 125m|
| Loss on way in:||411 ft / 125 m|
| Route:||Appalachian Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Neels Gap 3109 ft / 947 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Filling in GA AT (4 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 10730 ft / 3271 m Total Trip Loss: 4083 ft / 1245 m
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