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Ascent of Horn Mountain on 2012-01-08

Climber: Zac Lawton

Others in Party:Biscuit
Date:Sunday, January 8, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Horn Mountain
    Location:USA-Alabama
    Elevation:1924 ft / 586 m

Ascent Trip Report

At the recommendation of a local, we decided to spend our first night of a Pinhoti section hike at the summit of Horn Mountain. From the trail, reaching the summit required a difficult climb with already-tired legs. If there was a view, the rain kept us from enjoying it. We were pleasantly surprised to find a privy at the summit, and the picnic shelter was in good shape and kept the rain off. We didn't climb the fire tower, I believe because the lower flights of stairs had been removed. Bring plenty of water if you camp there, because the nearest water source we found was maybe five miles to the north on the Pinhoti.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:66 mi / 106.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Raining, Cool
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:Pinhoti Trail
Descent Statistics
    Distance:56 mi / 90.1 km



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