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Ascent of Little Kennesaw Mountain on 2011-02-25

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:solo
Date:Friday, February 25, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Kennesaw Mountain
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:1600 ft / 487 m

Ascent Trip Report

I liked this peak a little better. The history was more interesting and there were fewer people this far back. THe descent down the back side meanders through some intersting large boulders and you can imagine the Confederate soldiers hiding among these features ready to ambush their enemy. The trail here does from NPS graded wide trails to typical mountain trails with rugged footing and rocks and i like that better!

The meander down to Pigeon Hill was a pleasant trip.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:140 ft / 42 m
    Total Elevation Loss:380 ft / 115 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
clearing but after big storm
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:140 ft / 42 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:main summit trails
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  1460 ft / 445 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:380 ft / 115 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:same
    End Trailhead:saddle between Little Kennesaw and Pigeon Hill  1220 ft / 371 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Kennesaw

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Kennesaw Mountain2011-02-25 a683 ft / 208 m
2Little Kennesaw Mountain2011-02-25 b140 ft / 43 m
3Pigeon Hill2011-02-25 c40 ft / 12 m
4Pigeon Hill2011-02-25 d220 ft / 67 m
4Pigeon Hill2014-12-30 d225 ft / 69 m
5Little Kennesaw Mountain2011-02-25 e415 ft / 126 m
6Kennesaw Mountain2011-02-25 f363 ft / 111 m
Total Trip Gain: 2086 ft / 636 m    Total Trip Loss: 1906 ft / 581 m



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