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Ascent of Cole Mountain on 2018-10-07

Climber: John Kriz

Date:Sunday, October 7, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Cole Mountain
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:4000 ft / 1219 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was Day 2 of a planned three day hike on the AT South, from The Priest Shelter, where I left off on my southbound trek. On day 2 I hiked from Seeley Woodworth Shelter to The Priest Shelter, and then hiked back to the upper parking of Crabtree Falls on Meadows Lane (4x4 recommended). From there I drove around to Hog Camp Gap on USFS 48 (another 1 lane dirt road but passable with a normal car) and hiked South to Cow Camp Gap Shelter. The views on Cole Mountain are outstanding and can be seen as a quick day hike and are well worth it. The shelter is quite nice and has a good spring. I’ll post Day 1 soon and also do a separate video of the road up to the upper parking of Crabtree Falls. Mileage in and out from Cow Camp Gap Shelter and the water at Hog Camp Gap was 7.7 miles. Total for the trip was 24.3 miles.
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:4
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp, Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:2 nights away from roads
Ascent Statistics
    Route:AT
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by John Kriz
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