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Ascent of Levelland Mountain on 2005-05-05

Climber: Michael Kelly

Date:Thursday, May 5, 2005
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Levelland Mountain
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:3880 ft / 1182 m

Ascent Trip Report

This 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Filling in GA AT (4 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Levelland Mountain2005-05-05 11182 ft / 360 m
2Wolf Laurel Top2005-05-05 2546 ft / 166 m
3Cowrock Mountain2005-05-05 3312 ft / 95 m
4Wildcat Mountain-North Peak2005-05-05 4540 ft / 165 m
5Strawberry Top2005-05-05 5420 ft / 128 m
6Poor Mountain2005-05-05 6140 ft / 43 m
7Sheep Rock Top2005-05-05 71392 ft / 424 m
8Blue Mountain2005-05-06 1780 ft / 238 m
9Rocky Mountain2005-05-06 21068 ft / 326 m
10Tray Mountain2005-05-072530 ft / 771 m
11Double Spring Knob2005-05-08 11220 ft / 372 m
12Powell Mountain2005-05-08 2600 ft / 183 m
Total Trip Gain: 10730 ft / 3271 m    Total Trip Loss: 4083 ft / 1245 m



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