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Ascent of Pigeon Hill on 2011-02-25

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:solo
Date:Friday, February 25, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Pigeon Hill
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:1240 ft / 377 m

Ascent Trip Report

Pigeon Hill sported some of the worst fighting. Lower in the chain, you can imagine the Union soliers tyring to advance on the canyons on the Kennesaw Ridge being pummeled with salvos and the Confederate soldiers ambusing from the rocks along the ridge. This small rounded top feature is surprisingly beautiful with nice views of downtown Atlanta and of the deep ravines surrounding it on the three sides. Like Little Kennesaw Mountain it has some nice exposed slabs to hike on which are fun and make the geology more interesting.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:40 ft / 12 m
    Total Elevation Loss:220 ft / 67 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
clear finally
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:30 ft / 9 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 20 ft / 6 m; Extra: 10 ft / 3m
    Loss on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:main summit trail
    Start Trailhead:saddle  1220 ft / 371 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:210 ft / 64 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 200 ft / 61 m; Extra: 10 ft / 3m
    Gain on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:same
    End Trailhead:across the road parking south of Burnt Hickory Roa  1040 ft / 316 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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