Ascent of Mount Ambler on 2019-03-15

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, March 15, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Ambler
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6120 ft / 1865 m

Ascent Trip Report

As far as I can determine Mount Ambler is the 16th highest named highpoint in Tennessee. The weather did not begin well for me, so I waited in my car at Newfound Gap until it stopped raining and the clouds cleared after 11:00 AM. I began my climb following the Appalachian Trail from Newfound Gap where I was 2.02 air miles from Mount Ambler and reached a point in 1 hour and 42 minutes where the summit was only 90 feet off the trail to the right. There was a mild bushwhack to reach the highest point, but there was no view here due to the trees. From here I actually continued hiking northeast on the Appalachian Trail to Mount Kephart. (See that trip report for those details.) After I returned to this same spot after my climb of Mount Kephart, I made it back to the trailhead in 1 hour and 20 minutes.
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    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack

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