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Ascent of Pond Mountain on 2012-07-28

Climber: Tom Layton

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, July 28, 2012
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Pond Mountain
    Location:USA-Tennessee
    Elevation:4000 ft / 1219 m

Ascent Trip Report

Pond Mountain Trail has not been maintained, and this turned out to be tougher than I anticipated. Out of water, besieged by bugs, and wearied by a totally unnecessary bushwhack, I turned back about a half-mile from the summit. I returned 2012-12-08 for a successful climb. See that report for details.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:600 ft / 182 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Route:Pond Mountain Trail, bushwhack
    Trailhead:Laurel Fork Road/FS 50  3400 ft / 1036 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack



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