Ascent of Rabun Bald on 2008-07-05
|Others in Party:||Can't Find ClimberID br|
|Date:||Saturday, July 5, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||4696 ft / 1431 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThere are several approaches to Rabun Bald, we took the easiest since we were just looking for a short day hike to the top. After driving through Sky Valley we parked at the end of the road at Beegum Gap. There is a trail and a gated 4WD 'road' from the parking area, we stuck to the trail, which joined up with the Bartram Trail after several minutes. We followed the Bartram Trail to the top, and enjoyed the view from the lookout tower before descending. The total trip time was only about 2.5 hours, and although there were some switchbacks near the top, the hike was not particularly strenuous.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1096 ft / 334 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gain on way in:||1096 ft / 334 m|
| Route:||Bartram Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Beegum Gap 3600 ft / 1097 m|
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