Ascent of Camp Creek Bald on 2007-06-11
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|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 ReportDAY #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|
| 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|
| Route:||AT nb|
| End Trailhead:||flint mtn shelter |
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