Ascent to Rocky Mountain-Above Wigwam Falls on 2012-04-21
|Date:||Saturday, April 21, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
|Point Reached:||Rocky Mountain - Above Wigwam Falls|
| Elevation:||3410 ft / 1039 m|
| Remaining Elevation:||662 ft / 202 m (71% left to go)|
Ascent Trip ReportStopped at the Yankee Horse Trail parking area off the Blue Ridge Parkway to see if Rocky Mountain can be bushwhacked from the west side. There is a trail to the top of Wigwam falls, and some trails above it, including what looks like an old road grade. I turned back because it was wet and I would have been a mess. EDIT: I downloaded the local Garmin 24K topos to my GPS and they show a dirt/gravel road that connects with the access road to the communication towers. This road does not appear in MyTopo. I am going to try and get back here next week to see if it will go.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||267 ft / 81 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Gain on way in:||267 ft / 81 m|
| Start Trailhead:||Yankee Horse Trail Parking Area 3143 ft / 957 m|
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