Ascent of Brasstown Bald on 2010-08-19

Climber: Walter Blume

Date:Thursday, August 19, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Brasstown Bald
    Elevation:4784 ft / 1458 m

Ascent Trip Report

There were only two other cars in parking lot when we arrived around 4:30 pm. Hiked up the access road, because the trail was marked as closed. Surprisingly, absolutely nobody at top. It was foggy and extremely quiet. Although the museum at the top was closed, somebody had forgotten to lock it, so I made a stealth tour and managed to sign the register. The "closed" hiking path looked fairly navigable, so decided to descend via the trail despite the warning signs. The trail was paved the entire way with no reason for it really to be closed as far as I could tell. There was a little gravel in places deposited by recent rains, but otherwise clear.

HP #13
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:470 ft / 143 m
    Total Elevation Loss:470 ft / 143 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:470 ft / 143 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Start Trailhead:parking lot  4314 ft / 1314 m
    Time:27 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:470 ft / 143 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    End Trailhead:Parking lot  4314 ft / 1314 m
    Time:22 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Walter Blume
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