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Ascent of Clingmans Dome in 1974

Climber: Mike Stinson

Others in Party:Charles Stinson
Date:1974
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Clingmans Dome
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6643 ft / 2024 m

Ascent Trip Report

I was a 10-year-old on vacation with my parents. My mother had a fear of heights and waited in the car while my Dad and I walked up the trail and climbed the observation tower. I wish my memories of the trees were more clear, since I know many of them have died due to acid rain since my first visit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:333 ft / 101 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:333 ft / 101 m
    Route:Trail to summit tower from parking lot
    Start Trailhead:6310 ft / 1923 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:Trail to summit tower from parking lot



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