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Ascent of Mount Jefferson Overlook on 2011-04-30

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, April 30, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Jefferson Overlook
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:3730 ft / 1136 m

Ascent Trip Report

The Mountain-to-Sea Trail passes very near this summit within 100 yards of the Blue Ridge Parkway at the Mount Jefferson Overlook near MP 267. But there's no direct route to get there from the overlook, because of a taut new barbed-wire fence. To save your skin, cross the fence at one of the stiles SE or SW of the overlook. Round trip about 0.5 miles.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:80 ft / 24 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:Through gate and across pasture
    Trailhead:BRP MP 267  3650 ft / 1112 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
Ascent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes



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