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Ascent of Brasstown Bald on 2010-04-21

Climber: William Musser

Date:Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Brasstown Bald
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:4784 ft / 1458 m

Ascent Trip Report

Finally redid this peak. I was not happy that i had "bagged" a peak of this magnitude with a simple parking lot climb years ago (from parking lot the final 403 feet using the 0.6 mile (1.2 round)paved trail to the top). I was not happy with as an accomplishment since it can be done by hiking a trail up it for most of the way so i picked an elevation below 3000 to make my trip and captured South Wolfpen on the way. Total gain of trip (including doing Wolfpen) was 2,000 feet. Total trip distance was 6+1.2=7.2 miles this way.


Steep section up and nice views at top. On this day it was cool 59 degrees at top and nearly totally absent of tourists (perhaps 3 cars total) for a tourist termination this was great....not crowded and only saw perhaps 6 people all day!!!!! no people seen coming up the Jack Knob Trail. Took one hour to get over the Wolfpen Ridge Peak and down to the parking lot and then only another 20 minutes to summitBrassTown Bald using the paved tourist trail. Then, ate lunch and came down was back to TH with Jack's Knob TH within 2 hours including lunch (4.2 miles).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:404 ft / 123 m
    Total Elevation Loss:404 ft / 123 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
decent
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:404 ft / 123 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:paved trail
    Start Trailhead:Jack Knob Trl. and parking lot  4380 ft / 1335 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:404 ft / 123 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:paved trail
    End Trailhead:Jack Knob Trl and parking  4380 ft / 1335 m
    Time:40 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Brasstown Bald

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1South Wolfpen Ridge2010-04-21 a1597 ft / 487 m
2Brasstown Bald2010-04-21 b404 ft / 123 m
3South Wolfpen Ridge2010-04-21 c181 ft / 55 m
Total Trip Gain: 2182 ft / 665 m    Total Trip Loss: 2182 ft / 665 m



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