Ascent of Mount Buckley on 2010-07-26

Climber: Michael Kelly

Others in Party:Jenny
Date:Monday, July 26, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Buckley
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6560 ft / 1999 m

Ascent Trip Report

After Newton Bald, took Sunkota Ridge, Martins Gap, Deep Creek, Pole Road Creek trails to campsite 61 on the 25th. The bridge over Deep Creek to Pole Road Creek was out and we had to ford it. On the 26th, ascended Noland Divide to Clingman's Gap road, which we followed to the parking lot, then took the bypass trail to the AT near the peak of Mount Buckley. We continued "south" to Double Spring Gap shelter.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:5650 ft / 1722 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2590 ft / 789 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp, Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:5650 ft / 1722 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 3060 ft / 933 m; Extra: 2590 ft / 789m
    Loss on way in:2590 ft / 789 m
    Route:Noland Divide Trail
    Start Trailhead:GSM Site 61  3500 ft / 1066 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: GSM 10 (5 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Newton Bald2010-07-242960 ft / 902 m
2Mount Buckley2010-07-265650 ft / 1722 m
3Clingmans Dome2010-07-271343 ft / 409 m
4Mount Collins2010-07-27850 ft / 259 m
5Mount Kephart-Mount Ambler2010-07-271125 ft / 343 m
6Charlies Bunion2010-07-280 ft / 0 m
7Laurel Top-Not to summit2010-07-282440 ft / 744 m
Total Trip Gain: 14368 ft / 4379 m    Total Trip Loss: 5352 ft / 1631 m

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