Ascent of Hightop Mountain on 2007-07-26
|Date:||Thursday, July 26, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3587 ft / 1093 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDay #69 --- GENEROUS EXPERIENCE
T good, moved at a good pace. Burrito/egg sandwich lunch at Lewis campground, left my bag behind and went over to the Lewis (abt 1 mile RT) summit. Walked Skyline Drive, Milam gap/Big Meadows, for dinner and an "AMAZING GENEROUS EXPERIENCE". I was sitting in the restaurant, just finished ordering my dinner when a guy came up to me, feeling bad & apologizing for not picking me up when he passed me on the road ???
He was from New Jersey and was w his wife & teenaged daughter. After they left, the waitress informed me that the guy PAID FOR MY MEAL including the tip !! unbelievable beautiful Americans !! Called Rose before continuing on to the shelter.
Huge girl group w 2 leaders tenting near the hut. Jim Tomlin, ATC worker, in to inspect the cabin - doing the whole park.
"LIFE NEEDS TO BE MORE THAN A VICARIOUS EXPERIENCE."
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||412 ft / 125 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Hut Camp|
| Gain on way in:||412 ft / 125 m|
| Distance:||23.9 mi / 38.5 km|
| Route:||AT day #69 nb-hightop hut/rock spring hut|
| Start Trailhead:||hightop hut 3175 ft / 967 m|
| Route:||AT nb to saddleback mtn|
| End Trailhead:||rock spring hut |
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