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Ascent of Mount Mitchell on 2012-07-14

Climber: Mike Stinson

Date:Saturday, July 14, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Mitchell
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6684 ft / 2037 m

Ascent Trip Report

I parked at the Mt. Mitchell parking lot, but rather than hike up from the parking lot, I headed south on the Old Mitchell Trail, reached the top of Hallback (slight bushwhack), continued south through Steppes Gap, summited Gibbes, then headed back north / east using the Commissary Trail, then hiked up the Mount Mitchell Trail to the top. (See trip reports for other peaks.)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:894 ft / 272 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:894 ft / 272 m
    Start Trailhead:5790 ft / 1764 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Mitchell et al. (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Hallback2012-07-14129 ft / 39 m
2Mount Gibbes2012-07-14430 ft / 131 m
3Mount Mitchell2012-07-14894 ft / 272 m
Total Trip Gain: 1453 ft / 442 m



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