Ascent of Rabun Bald on 2006-07-15

Climber: G. Ringle

Date:Saturday, July 15, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rabun Bald
    Elevation:4696 ft / 1431 m

Ascent Trip Report

A solo hike on a semi-rainy day. Not a very strenuous hike as there was only an elevation gain of 1,196' in 4.2 miles. Classic southern appalachian trail thick with mountain laurel and rhododendron. There is a tower on top that does provide a 360 degree view, which is nice given that so many of the 4000+' peaks in GA are densely forested and provide no vista. I met one couple on this trail the entire way. Not heavily used, though it may have been my fortune to go on a day that threatened rain on and off.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1196 ft / 364 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.4 mi / 13.5 km
    Route:Bartram Trail
    Trailhead:Hale Ridge Road  3500 ft / 1066 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 3 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
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