Ascent of Hemphill Bald on 2020-08-28

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:David Musser
Karen Musser
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, August 28, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hemphill Bald
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5520 ft / 1682 m

Ascent Trip Report

3 hours up and down so averaged about 3 mph. Included Karen up 1.5 miles each way and then David and I moving fast so not to leave her for too long. We saw tons of interesting mushrooms, great hardwood forests with horse chestnuts, maple, oak, and chestnuts. We enjoyed seeing the resort called The Swag and the side trip to see the Indian marker tree. The views at the top are excellent best of the week! Overall the best hike of the week with nice trails. The only bummer is the gate that keeps you from driving up to the trailhead and having to park about 1.4 miles below the trailheads adding nearly 3 miles and 600 feet more vertical to the hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2157 ft / 657 m
    Total Elevation Loss:770 ft / 234 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1772 ft / 540 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1387 ft / 423 m; Extra: 385 ft / 117m
    Loss on way in:385 ft / 117 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
    Route:see GPS track
    Start Trailhead:See GPS  4133 ft / 1259 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:385 ft / 117 m
    Gain on way out:385 ft / 117 m
    Distance:4.5 mi / 7.2 km
Ascent Part of Trip: NC-Family Trip

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Little Bald Knob2020-08-26 a1122 ft / 342 m
2Sheepback Knob2020-08-26 b80 ft / 24 m
3Waterrock Knob2020-08-26 c492 ft / 150 m
4Browning Knob2020-08-26 e230 ft / 70 m
5Yellow Face2020-08-27532 ft / 162 m
10Mount Pisgah2020-08-28 a791 ft / 241 m
11Little Pisgah Mountain2020-08-28 b335 ft / 102 m
12Hemphill Bald2020-08-28 c2157 ft / 657 m
20Richland Balsam2020-08-29 a455 ft / 139 m
21Sam Knob2020-08-29 b660 ft / 201 m
Total Trip Gain: 6854 ft / 2088 m    Total Trip Loss: 1890 ft / 577 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by William Musser
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