Ascent of Rice Mountain on 2007-07-19

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Thursday, July 19, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rice Mountain
    Elevation:2208 ft / 672 m

Ascent Trip Report

DAY #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.

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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    Route:AT nb to bald knob
    End Trailhead:cow camp gap shelter  

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