Ascent of Mount Craig on 2020-03-11
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 11, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||6647 ft / 2026 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDid this hike 11 Mar 2020. Drove up from North Georgia and spent the night in Marion (45 minutes south) in the Quality Inn. Got a late start leaving the hotel because of a dense fog (hour and half delay for me). So, I knew before I started that it would be hard for me to hike out to Celo from Mitchell and make it back before the park closed at 6pm. I was within 15 minutes of my turn around time when I stood on the summit of Winter Star so I turned around. It would have saved me another trip and some miles but I would have never made it back in time. The trail (not sure whether it's called Black Mtn Crest or Deep Gap) still had snow/ice in places, but it was mostly just muddy and the rocks were slippery. I would call this trail HARD. But, I had spent the two previous weeks in St. Thomas USVI, basically drinking from sun up to sun down so I might not have been in my best hiking shape, however I did have a good tan (no one noticed).
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| Quality:||9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Mitchell to Winter Star|
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Peaks: climbed and unclimbed by Mike Trimble
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