Ascent of Alex Mountain on 2013-12-28

Climber: John Chambers

Date:Saturday, December 28, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Alex Mountain
    Elevation:4080 ft / 1243 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at corner of Alex Mountain Road and Wild Bird Lane. Walked up wild bird lane, and saw a redheaded woodpecker. I continued on a concrete driveway to the radio tower at the top. There is a rock there that may be the highest point.

I continued on a trail to another high spot that is just before the water tower on bayberry lane. I can't tell which is the high point. I came down from that spot and walked around the tower, which is at the end of a newly paved road. There is a dilapidated picnic shelter there.

I hiked over to the south end of the ridge. There appears to be a trail down from there that might connect to the Rabun Bald trails, but I didn't want to leave my car all day parked in that subdivision.

So, I walked back to the car, and drove to Beegum Gap to continue my adventure.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:370 ft / 112 m
    Route:Wild Bird Lane / Concrete Maintenance Road
    Trailhead:Parking area corner of Wild Bird lane and Alex Mou  3710 ft / 1130 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:cloudy and cold
Ascent Part of Trip: Rabun Bald and company

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Alex Mountain2013-12-28370 ft / 113 m
2Rabun Bald2013-12-281036 ft / 316 m
3Flat Top2013-12-28394 ft / 120 m
4Flint Knob East2013-12-28680 ft / 207 m
5Flint Knob2013-12-28100 ft / 30 m
6Flint Knob East2013-12-28260 ft / 79 m
7Rabun Bald2013-12-28436 ft / 133 m
Total Trip Gain: 3276 ft / 998 m    Total Trip Loss: 3276 ft / 998 m

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