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Ascent of Calf Mountain on 2020-03-26

Climber: Mike Stinson

Date:Thursday, March 26, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Calf Mountain
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:2974 ft / 906 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up from the Beagle Gap parking area on Skyline Drive with a few brief stops for photography and enjoying the scenery. The forest is fairly immature much of the way, and the trail is wide and grassy for much of the distance between Little Calf and the Calf Mountain summit. Note that the AT has been rerouted in this area, and a lot of maps still do not show the new route, which loops around the west end of Little Calf Mountain more than in the past.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:264 ft / 79 m
    Extra Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Trailhead:Beagle Gap / Little Calf Mtn.  2910 ft / 886 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:23 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Calf and Little Calf (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Little Calf Mountain2020-03-26380 ft / 116 m
2Calf Mountain2020-03-26264 ft / 80 m
Total Trip Gain: 644 ft / 196 m    Total Trip Loss: 644 ft / 196 m



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