Ascent of Mount Mitchell on 2013-08-07

Climber: Phil Barone

Others in Party:Steve DuBosque
Date:Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mitchell
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6684 ft / 2037 m

Ascent Trip Report

Due to trouble locating the Black Mountain Campground we had a late step off time. As we left the campground it began to rain so we put on our rain gear. Offical step off time of 1235. The rain quickly picked up into a downpour so we took almost no breaks on the trip up. We had a 1.2 mile hike from the campground to the Mount Mitchell Trail(5.7 miles). Our ascent took 4hrs 10min. Luckily the rain let up as we approached the peak so we dropped packs and had lunch at the summit, however the low lying clouds gave us very limited visibility and no view from the summit. A light rain started again as we began out decent. It took us 2hrs 30min to get back to the campground where we ate dinner and bivouacked for the night. State Highpoints: 3/50
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:13.8 mi / 22.2 km
    Route:Mount Mitchell Trail
    Trailhead:Black Mountain Campgrounds  
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Time:4 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes

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