Ascent of Clingmans Dome on 2012-07-13

Climber: Mike Stinson

Date:Friday, July 13, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Clingmans Dome
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6643 ft / 2024 m

Ascent Trip Report

Trail was rather wet, with water running in it in places, and views from the top were limited, but it was a great hike nevertheless. I approached from the northeast on the Appalachian Trail, beginning at Fork Ridge Trail parking area and also summiting Mt Collins along the way. Summit was completely surrounded by clouds with no views. A Boy Scout troop arrived shortly after I did.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1003 ft / 305 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.4 mi / 10.3 km
    Route:AT from Fork Ridge Trail access
    Trailhead:5640 ft / 1719 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 59 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Collins & Clingmans (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Collins2012-07-13308 ft / 94 m
2Clingmans Dome2012-07-131003 ft / 306 m
Total Trip Gain: 1311 ft / 400 m    Total Trip Loss: 1003 ft / 306 m

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