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Ascent of Symms Gap Peak on 2007-07-10

Climber: Ben Lostracco

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 Report

AT 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    Route:AT nb to peters mtn 3956
    End Trailhead:war spur shelter  



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