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Ascent of Shining Rock on 2021-04-29

Climber: Phillip McCullough

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, April 29, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Shining Rock
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6000 ft / 1828 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up Ivestor Gap trail from Black Balsam parking lot to the top of Shining. Had lunch on top of the large white quartz outcrop on top. Returned along the Art Loeb Trail over Grassy Cove Top, Tennet Mt and Black Balsam. 10.1 miles total. Only saw two people past Ivestor Gap and not many altogether. Weather was perfect: sunny, dry and shirt-sleeve temperature. Total ascent of all 4 peaks was 1,192’.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1192 ft / 363 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1192 ft / 363 m
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1192 ft / 363 m
    Loss on way in:1192 ft / 363 m
    Route:Up Ivestor Trail, back along the Art Loeb.
    Start Trailhead:Black Balsam parking lot  
Descent Statistics



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