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Ascent of Stone Mountain in 1979

Climber: G. Ringle

Others in Party:Colleen Ringle
Date:1979
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Stone Mountain
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:1680 ft / 512 m

Ascent Trip Report

This may be my first bonafide peak bagging experience. I was 13 and we had attended, the night before, a Braves game in Fulton County Stadium. One of the cool things about being on Stone Mountain the next day was that we could see the blimp flying around the stadium in downtown Atlanta. That was pretty cool.

In my 13 yr old memory, this was a tough, hot, hike. I have done it more recently, and of course it's not so bad. The view of the Atlanta skyline is no less magnificent. One of, if not the best outdoor experience in the greater Atlanta area.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:665 ft / 202 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route:Walk-up Trail
    Trailhead:Parking area at Confederate Hall  1015 ft / 309 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:0 Days 0 Hours 30 Minutes



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