Ascent of Rice Mountain on 2007-07-19
|Date:||Thursday, July 19, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2208 ft / 672 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDAY #62 ... Punchbowl Shelter to Cow Camp Gap Shelter
Mike left before me, I overtook him after 1 mile, he feeling slow. Good trails, long moderate climb to the wooded summit Bald knob ...only view is to the west at the overlook.
Met up with a huge group of teenagers at US60, they gave me water and 2 apples, they are going to Cow Camp, I started my climb to Bald Knob before they did. Half way up the climb came a huge storm of strong winds and rain, put on my poncho, didn't last long. Met up with another SoBo group just before the Bald summit, they were looking for Bald Knob .... they must have missed it cause of the storm !!!
14h30 hours arrived shelter, storm completely passed. Not a tough day even though the 3000 foot climb was tough, usual routine. The large group camped near the shelter, 2 others in the shelter. Feeling good.
"HIKERS DO IT IN THE WOODS."
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||708 ft / 215 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||400 ft / 121 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Hut Camp|
| Gain on way in:||708 ft / 215 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 308 ft / 93 m; Extra: 400 ft / 121m|
| Loss on way in:||400 ft / 121 m|
| Distance:||15.1 mi / 24.3 km|
| Route:||AT day #62 nb-punchbowl/cow camp gap shelters|
| Start Trailhead:||punchbowl shelter 1900 ft / 579 m|
| Route:||AT nb to bald knob|
| End Trailhead:||cow camp gap shelter |
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