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Ascent of Camp Creek Bald on 2007-06-11

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Date:Monday, June 11, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Camp Creek Bald
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:4844 ft / 1476 m

Ascent Trip Report

DAY #29
Took a shuttle from Hot Springs to Allen gap.
Moderate Trail all day except for a 2 mile section at Big Firescald knob, a really bad rocky section..... MUDS over huge boulders .... tough & slow, memories of NH .... should have taken the bad weather route.
Took a short (300 yards) side trail to visit the Camp Creek Bald's summit with firetower (looks as if you can drive very close to this peak), also took a short detours (wacks) to Jones Meadow, Bald Mountain and Big Butt summits.
One hour lunch/nap break at Jerry Cabin shelter, the rocky section took its toll, tough day.
My right knee hurts a lot, stiffened up during the night, left achilles tendon not bad.
I was told that there was no water here...... it wasn't the case, good water source.

"THE HARDEST THING TO DO IS TO DEFINE ONES HAPPINES"
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2809 ft / 856 m
    Total Elevation Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2809 ft / 856 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2609 ft / 795 m; Extra: 200 ft / 60m
    Loss on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Distance:17.6 mi / 28.3 km
    Route:AT day #29 nb-allen gap/flint mtn shelter/side tra
    Start Trailhead:hot springs/allen gap  2235 ft / 681 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:AT nb
    End Trailhead:flint mtn shelter  



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