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Ascent of Mount Le Conte-Cliff Top on 2020-12-31

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Thursday, December 31, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Le Conte-Cliff Top
    Location:USA-Tennessee
    Elevation:6555 ft / 1997 m

Ascent Trip Report

Headed up via the Alum Cave Trail for a year-end hiking trip. Started at 8am, saw only 10 or so people the entire way up. Views up the whole way were outstanding, with Great and Smoky clouds hanging over the towering ridgelines. Cliff Tops was clouded when I first arrived, but within just a few moments the clouds parted revealing the Great Smokies in all their glory. Enjoyed the sights as long as I could before the wind chill got too intense.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Frigid, Very Windy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Alum Cave Trail
    Start Trailhead:Alum Cave Trailhead  
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Le Conte Year End Hike 2020

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Le Conte-Cliff Top2020-12-31 
2Mount Le Conte-Myrtle Point2020-12-31 
3Mount Le Conte2020-12-31 



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