Ascent of Mount Rogers on 2010-04-17

Climber: Ed Wandall

Others in Party:TGE
Date:Saturday, April 17, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Rogers
    Elevation:5729 ft / 1746 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked in Massie Gap lot. Didn't even change into my hiking shoes, as I wanted to get back on the road to the GSMNP as fast as possible. Hiked with Katie up to the AT, where she waited while I hiked/ran up to Rogers. Trail was more rocky than I expected, but very interesting. Loved the ponies at the Thomas Knob shelter. Saw lots of folks on the AT, but none on the blue blazed trail to Rogers. Picked up Pine on the way down, amid shouting kids. Katie and I had stashed carrots in my pack which 'accidentally' found their way near the ponies.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1129 ft / 344 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Massie Gap
    Trailhead:Massie Gap Parking Area  4600 ft / 1402 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Rogers

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Rogers2010-04-171129 ft / 344 m
1Wilburn Ridge2010-04-17 
2Pine Mountain2010-04-17 
Total Trip Gain: 1129 ft / 344 m    Total Trip Loss: 1129 ft / 344 m

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