Ascent of Big Bald on 2019-11-11

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Monday, November 11, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Bald
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:5516 ft / 1681 m

Ascent Trip Report

Pre-dawn start on the day today with a lot of peaks and driving on the agenda. 13 miles RT from Sams Gap TH along the AT. Outstanding hike the whole way. I did not encounter any other people until just below the summit of Big Bald, backpackers heading south on the AT. On the return hike, I ran into a local TN guy in his Subaru at Street Gap who let me know that it is possible to drive to Street Gap from the TN side, following Higgins Creek Rd. It was a Crosstrek I think and he said that a low slung passenger car may not make it. Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1781 ft / 542 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1781 ft / 542 m
    Distance:6.5 mi / 10.5 km
    Route:AT NB
    Start Trailhead:3735 ft / 1138 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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