Ascent of Jane Bald on 2013-01-02

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Daniel Musser
Date:Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Jane Bald
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:5800 ft / 1767 m

Ascent Trip Report

Jane Bald was a little more difficult of the the peaks in the succession, without proper winter footwear. The trail has a steeper just before the peak section and the rock this evening was covered with slick ice. It was easier to get off the AT and hike in the shallow icey snow to the side, to safely clear the slippery section. The ice and snow along this section was thick enough for either campons or mirospikes. The Microspikes that our ladies were wearing would work fine as they were coming along behind us as the slopes were not too steep.

Jane Bald also has decent views but the prize was awaiting in the distance, - Grassy Bald a NC CHP and we were passing the few people out on the trail. Darkness coming in 1 hour. We looked back and could not see the ladies any more. We were making great time
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:180 ft / 54 m
    Total Elevation Loss:50 ft / 15 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Windy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:180 ft / 54 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Start Trailhead:Engine Gap  5620 ft / 1712 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    End Trailhead:Saddle between Grassy Bald and Jane Bald  5750 ft / 1752 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Grassy Bald

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Round Bald2013-01-02 b288 ft / 88 m
2Jane Bald2013-01-02 c180 ft / 55 m
3Grassy Ridge Bald2013-01-02 d410 ft / 125 m
4Grassy Ridge2013-01-02 e70 ft / 21 m
5Grassy Ridge Bald2013-01-02 f110 ft / 34 m
6Jane Bald2013-01-02 g50 ft / 15 m
7Round Bald2013-01-02 h180 ft / 55 m
Total Trip Gain: 1288 ft / 393 m    Total Trip Loss: 1288 ft / 393 m

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