Ascent of Thunderhead Mountain on 2020-09-26

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Saturday, September 26, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Thunderhead Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:5527 ft / 1684 m

Ascent Trip Report

My second ascent up "Mount Whoop-ass" as I heard it once described. Was easier than the first time, but then again I wasn't coming all the way up from Anthony Creek this time. Rested on the rock with the benchmark before catching some views down at Rocky Top.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:957 ft / 291 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:957 ft / 291 m
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Start Trailhead:Mollies Ridge Shelter  4570 ft / 1392 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Mollies 'n' Spence (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Little Bald2020-09-252955 ft / 901 m
2Powell Knob2020-09-252639 ft / 804 m
3Doe Knob2020-09-252720 ft / 829 m
4Devils Tater Patch2020-09-26205 ft / 62 m
5Spence Field2020-09-26350 ft / 107 m
6Rocky Top2020-09-26871 ft / 265 m
6Mount Squires2020-09-26500 ft / 152 m
8Thunderhead Mountain2020-09-26957 ft / 292 m
Total Trip Gain: 11197 ft / 3412 m

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