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Ascent of Johns Creek Mountain Peak 3820 on 2007-07-11

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Johns Creek Mountain Peak 3820
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:3820 ft / 1164 m

Ascent Trip Report

AT DAY # 54 --- 2ND FALL OF THE TRIP---
Left War Spur shelter at 7:00 hrs, spit off and on all day, light rain with abt 1 hr to go, put on my poncho, saw 6 deer.
Some open field trails, numerous stiles, for the most part trail very poor with lot of MUDS and rocky slabs - especially on Sinking Creek Mtn where I SLIPPED BACKWARDS, as I was descending on rocks, I knew of the slip as I stepped on the rock. Minor scratches & bumps, a real dad one just below my right elbow. This is my 2nd fall, the 1st was on Roan mtn.
The new socks (merino wool) of this AM, slid down, will go back to the old ones. Crotch rash getting worse, will try new underwear tomorrow. Rash behind left heel, at top of boot, needs protection.
Shared shelter with sb'ers girl "Moving Target" & John.

"I LOVE MY PASSION"
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1940 ft / 591 m
    Total Elevation Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1940 ft / 591 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1740 ft / 531 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Loss on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:18.2 mi / 29.3 km
    Route:AT nb-war spur shelter/niday shelter
    Start Trailhead:war spur shelter  2080 ft / 633 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:AT nb to kellys knob
    End Trailhead:niday shelter  



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