Ascent of LIttle Bald Knob on 2019-09-03

Climber: Ariel Jacala

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:LIttle Bald Knob
    Elevation:3440 ft / 1048 m

Ascent Trip Report

Access Notes: The trailhead is at Dick's Creek Gap Recreation Area, 16 miles west of Clayton, GA on Hwy 76 where US 76 intersects with the AT. From Dick’s Creek Gap, hike the AT for 1.18 miles until the approach distance to the summit closes to about 197 meters. This occurs at coordinates N34.91253° W83.60208°. At this point start the short off-trail hike to the summit.

Activation Notes:
The easiest approach is to attack the ridge and then make a left turn towards the summit which is what I did. The summit is dense and small with enough of a clearing on the flat to make deployment of the 40 foot end fed trail friendly half wave antenna easy. I made a total of twenty contacts on 4 bands (20m, 30m, 40m, and 60m).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:907 ft / 275 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Trailhead:34.91840, -83.59816  2733 ft / 833 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ariel Jacala
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