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Ascent of Cole Mountain on 2007-07-20

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Friday, July 20, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cole Mountain
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:4000 ft / 1219 m

Ascent Trip Report

DAY #63 .... Cow Camp Gap shelter to The Priest shelter, side trip to Rocky Mountain.

Cool morning, overcast with sun, left shelter ahead of others. The ridge of Cole Mountain is open grass with good views, took a side trip to Rocky Mountain (Wiggins Spring road), moderate T, moved good, easy day as I didn't sweat much which is unusual for me. Didn't see a sole today.
16h30 hours I arrived shelter. Dan (who teaches at a seminar in Richmond Ind) and son Jonathon already in. No one has seen the Eagle.
I was already in my bag when Mike arrived at 19h30 hours, yesterday he went into Buena Vista and this morning he got dropped off at US60 for a 21 mile day, twisted his ankle in the process ..... I'm one that does not like getting in late, I want to be in my bag by 20h00 hours.

"NON SIBI OMNIBUS (NOT FOR ON BUT FOR ALL."
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:940 ft / 286 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:940 ft / 286 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 840 ft / 256 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:18.6 mi / 29.9 km
    Route:AT day #63 nb-cow camp gap/the priest shelter
    Start Trailhead:cow camp gap shelter  3160 ft / 963 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:AT nb to tar jacket ridge
    End Trailhead:the priest shelter  



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