Ascent of Young Lick Knob on 2007-05-20

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Chris
Date:Sunday, May 20, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Young Lick Knob
    Elevation:3800 ft / 1158 m

Ascent Trip Report

DAY #7

I was lunching at Sassafras gap, when to my surprise, I see Brad approaching ! ! ! he had left before me this morning and I didn't pass him .... he would tell me that he left this morning going sb and found his error after a few miles. Chris, Pam, & Wren left after me.

After Addis gap I climbed/attained the Kelly knob ridge and hid my pack. I decided to bushwack northwest to Double Spring Knob. The 40 minute round trip bushwack was rough/dense with open stretches, some thorns, overall not bad .... no views.
Chris left quite late, caught up with me at Deep gap and we stayed together for the rest of the day, the girls were somewhere behind.
I had some soreness on my ankles, right knee, calfs & quads.

13h30 - Dicks Creek gap, Brad is leaving the AT here. He got picked up by his brother-in-law, who also gave us a ride to Hiawassee GA, Holiday Inn Express Hotel. Chris and I shared a 69$ room. The hotel let us use their huge washing/drying machines (the guest machines were out of order). Chris is always on his cell phone, today he called his girlfriend in Guatamala.

Pam & Wren checked into the room across the hall from us ! ! ! I guessed that Chris had prearranged this scenario .... he's taking good care of the girls, it's nice to be young and in love.
Chris and I watched the Sopranos - the next episode is on june 3 and I should be in Gatlinburg, perfect.
I called my son, Michael, he and the family will meet me at Fontana dam on may 29 or 30. Hiawassee is a nice, clean, booming town, mostly tourism.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:300 ft / 91 m
    Distance:10.6 mi / 17.1 km
    Route:AT nb-tray mtn/dicks creek gap,hiawassee,GA
    Start Trailhead:tray mtn shelter  3500 ft / 1066 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:At nb
    End Trailhead:dicks creek gap, hiawassee, GA, holiday inn expres  

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