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Ascent of Wooly Tops Mountain on 2011-05-07

Climber: Rob Carter

Date:Saturday, May 7, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Wooly Tops Mountain
    Location:USA-Tennessee
    Elevation:5480 ft / 1670 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left Mt. Collins Shelter and Northbound on AT to Laurel Top. Skirted East of point 5785 and used loppers to cut a trail on the East slope of the ridgeline as the ridge was nothing but blowdowns. Another bushwack of scrambling through branches with lots of scrapes and cuts. Had a posted guardian at the trail(bushwack)head...thanks Greenmarvel. Also props to NB thruhikers Puffbeard, Celtic Thunder (hope you got your filter back), Tri-dub, Captain Redbeard, Tarheel 2, easymile, space truckin, and the easy bopper. You share the vision.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:483 ft / 146 m
    Extra Gain:139 ft / 42 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:BW over ridge
    Trailhead:AT at Laurel Top   5685 ft / 1732 m
    Grade/Class:BW 4
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Very Windy, Low Clouds



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