Ascent of Dripping Spring Mountain on 2008-07-12

Climber: Brian Stansberry

Date:Saturday, July 12, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dripping Spring Mountain
    Elevation:4801 ft / 1463 m

Ascent Trip Report

I followed the Jakes Creek Trail from Elkmont to Jakes Gap. After detouring up the Blanket Mountain manway to collect the summit of Blanket, I headed up the Miry Ridge Trail. I departed the trail just east of the summit (where the trail turns south en route to Miry Ridge)-- this was the only place I saw that wasn't blocked by laurel and rhododendron thickets. I didn't find anything at the summit, although I'm not sure I was at the true summit as the thickness of the underbrush prevented me from discerning the immediate elevation. Lots of bumblebees. Roundtrip time from trail to summit was appx. 20 minutes.

After returning to the trail, I continued onward to Ben Parton Lookout.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Jakes Creek Trail/Blanket Mountain manway/Miry Rid
Descent Statistics
    Route:Miry Ridge Trail/Jakes Creek Trail
Ascent Part of Trip: Jakes Gap

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Blanket Mountain2008-07-12 
2Dripping Spring Mountain2008-07-12 
3Ben Parton Lookout2008-07-12 

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