Ascent to Rocky Mountain-Above Wigwam Falls on 2012-04-21

Climber: Ed Wandall

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 Report

Stopped 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
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:267 ft / 81 m
    Start Trailhead:Yankee Horse Trail Parking Area  3143 ft / 957 m
Descent Statistics

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