Ascent of Brasstown Bald on 2018-11-23

Climber: Joe McGillian

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, November 23, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Brasstown Bald
    Elevation:4784 ft / 1458 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hit this one after dark also, unfortunately. It was very cold, lightly raining, and in the thickest fog I have yet seen in my life. Impossible to locate anything less than 10 feet away from my face. Got increasingly soaked on the way up to get to a summit visitors center that was obviously closed. No sights to see as it was, again, after dark. This was just the worst. The least I have ever enjoyed a highpoint, by far. Wait until daylight and/or better weather and/or better season to do this one.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Trailhead:4384 ft / 1336 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Cold, Breezy, Low Clouds
f***ing miserable

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