Ascent of Rabun Bald on 2013-05-04

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Saturday, May 4, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rabun Bald
    Elevation:4696 ft / 1431 m

Ascent Trip Report

Thanks to the excellent directions from previous chp ers that got me uneventfully to the trailhead. Under better conditions this would be a wonderful hike--well constructed and well maintained trail (not a single downed tree to hop) up to a nice view tower at top of Ga.'s 2nd highest peak. But I walked in steady rain to a socked in peak. Despite the lack of any view I did climb the small lookout tower. I was glad for the excellent trail conditions coming down that allowed me to maintain a fast pace to get out of the rain without fear of falling.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1082 ft / 329 m
    Total Elevation Loss:70 ft / 20 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1057 ft / 322 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1012 ft / 309 m; Extra: 45 ft / 13m
    Loss on way in:45 ft / 13 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Start Trailhead:trailhead  3684 ft / 1122 m
    Time:43 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Gain on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Time:27 Minutes

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