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Ascent of Jesses High Top on 2019-07-28

Climber: Shannon Dillmore

Others in Party:Brogan Dillmore
Date:Sunday, July 28, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jesses High Top
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:4360 ft / 1328 m

Ascent Trip Report

Tom Layton's excellent report says it all. We went to the end of the old road and found a gap in the rhododendrons, so the short bushwhack wasn't too bad at all.

The sign at the entrance of the Blue Ridge Assembly states that the grounds are only open to registered guests from Memorial Day to Labor Day. However, the very friendly woman at the front desk told me that this only applies to the lower grounds. The trail leading to Old Windy is open to hikers all year.

My GPS observations also agree with Tom - Jesse's High Top was 22 feet higher by my reading.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1750 ft / 533 m
    Total Elevation Loss:77 ft / 23 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1750 ft / 533 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1673 ft / 510 m; Extra: 77 ft / 23m
    Loss on way in:77 ft / 23 m
    Distance:2.7 mi / 4.3 km
    Start Trailhead:2687 ft / 818 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Jesse/Windy (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Jesses High Top2019-07-28 a1750 ft / 533 m
2High Windy2019-07-28 b328 ft / 100 m
Total Trip Gain: 2078 ft / 633 m    Total Trip Loss: 405 ft / 123 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Shannon Dillmore
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