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.

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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