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Ascent of Bunches Bald on 2020-05-30

Climber: Barrett Wood

Date:Saturday, May 30, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bunches Bald
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5480 ft / 1670 m

Ascent Trip Report

Easy bushwhack without views.

Turn off the BRP at the sign for Mile High Campground & Wolf Laurel Gap. Make an immediate left on the gravel road. There are a few spots that could high center a passenger vehicle if you're not paying attention. Drive to the campground and park at the buildings.

Follow the road west to the saddle (200 yards). You can pick up a deer trail from the inside of site T4. Or just go past the gate onto the old road and bushwhack up. It is 0.1 miles each way from T4. The underbrush is not particularly dense and there were no briars.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:78 ft / 23 m
    Total Elevation Loss:78 ft / 23 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:54 ft / 16 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Start Trailhead:Mile High Campground  5426 ft / 1653 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:78 ft / 23 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 54 ft / 17 m; Extra: 24 ft / 7m
    Gain on way out:24 ft / 7 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    End Trailhead:Mile High Campground  5426 ft / 1653 m



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