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Ascent of Mount Collins on 2012-07-13

Climber: Mike Stinson

Date:Friday, July 13, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Collins
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6188 ft / 1886 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed while going to and from Clingman's Dome. Started and finished at the Fork Ridge Trail parking area and followed the Appalachian Trail to Clingman's and back. Rainy (see Clingman's Dome report). Summit of Collins appears to be near the trail but not exactly on it; I visited all obvious candidates.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:308 ft / 93 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Breezy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:308 ft / 93 m
    Start Trailhead:5880 ft / 1792 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Collins & Clingmans (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
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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