Ascent of Nettle Creek Bald on 2021-03-16

Climber: Barrett Wood

Date:Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Nettle Creek Bald
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5160 ft / 1572 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked at the pullout at the second hairpin on 441 (35.586, -83.398) and hiked down the Nettle Creek/Thomas Divide trail. The trail is well maintained and easy to follow. I bushwhacked a bit just to be sure, but the trail goes right over the top of Nettle Creek Bald. An easy hike. I continued over to Newton Bald before turning back.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:552 ft / 168 m
    Total Elevation Loss:40 ft / 12 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:552 ft / 168 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 512 ft / 156 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Loss on way in:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:2.4 mi / 3.8 km
    Route:Thomas Divide Trail
    Start Trailhead:4648 ft / 1416 m
    Time:43 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Newton

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Nettle Creek Bald2021-03-16 a552 ft / 168 m
2Newton Bald2021-03-16 b1143 ft / 348 m
Total Trip Gain: 1695 ft / 516 m    Total Trip Loss: 1705 ft / 519 m

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