Ascent of Symms Gap Peak on 2007-07-10
|Date:||Tuesday, July 10, 2007|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Symms Gap Peak|
| Location:||USA-Virginia/West Virginia|
| Elevation:||3420 ft / 1042 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAT day # 53 - N of Pearisburg VA
Left Rice Field shelter at 7:00 hr, sprinkled off & on all day, rained in evng, didn't use my poncho. Trail ok to very rocky on Potts mtn.
Found a new pair of "sierra design" nylon pants sitting on a stile, will mail them to Julie.
Saw 2 deer & 2 black snakes(1 1/2" diam,5 ft long), not poisonous. One really scarried me as I rounded a corner, he hissed at me and wouldn't leave the trail, so I threw rocks at it. I am the type that hates snakes.
Arrived shelter at 17:45 hrs after a good long quiet day with only one long climb, feel good, all alone in War Spur shelter.
ITS BETTER TO WEAR OUT ONES SHOES THAN ONES COUCH.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||120 ft / 36 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Hut Camp|
| Gain on way in:||120 ft / 36 m|
| Distance:||25 mi / 40.2 km|
| Route:||AT day #53 nb-rice field shelter/war spur shelter|
| Start Trailhead:||Rice Field shelter 3300 ft / 1005 m|
| Route:||AT nb to peters mtn 3956|
| End Trailhead:||war spur shelter |
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