Ascent of Coosa Bald on 2008-03-15

Climber: G. Ringle

Date:Saturday, March 15, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Coosa Bald
    Elevation:4280 ft / 1304 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a repeat trip due to the fact that on a previous hike, I failed to reach the true summit. This, of course, was before I became obsessed with peak bagging. The trail from Wolfpen Gap is a gradual climb that has obviously changed routes recently. You can see where the newly dug trail bears to the right and the old blazed trail continues straight uphill. It looks like the old trail would have been much steeper and more direct.

At the summit there is a nice rock slab that gives you a bit of a view to the West. However, the bald ain't so bald anymore. Like most, the summit now has a fine canopy. I watched storm clouds moving towards me from the west and in no time I was in white out conditions with rain and lightning to accompany me on my hike back down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1140 ft / 347 m
    Route:Duncan Ridge Trail
    Trailhead:Wolfpen Gap  3140 ft / 957 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Thunderstorm, Pleasant, Breezy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 55 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 39 Minutes

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