Ascent of Mount Collins on 2014-07-23
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 23, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina/Tennessee|
| Elevation:||6188 ft / 1886 m|
Ascent Trip ReportOne last peak to nab for the day. I had little time left in order to get to the hotel in time for check in. Mt. Love is barely a peak and on no lists but this one is #15 on the TN 4,500 threshold list so i left the parking area at Clingman's Dome and looked for a way to get on to the AT nearby. I made the mistake of parking at the large paved lot with about 12 spaces where the AT shows just west of the parkway on the map and thought I could bushwhack down and find it. Big mistake! The briers ate me alive.I thus, drove further north on the parkway and saw a sign that said AT. It was not a parking lot but a turnout that accommodates perhaps 2 to 3 cars. It is where the Fox Ridge Trail and AT join.
Parking here, I was able to find the AT and run on up to the obvious peak and back within 30 minutes. I met two section hikers and talked briefly. I recall no views or anything interesting. This last peak (number 4 for the day) just helped me complete a 6 mile 2000 foot gain day hike day. I nice warm up for tomorrow. This was the easiest peak to grab from this parking area.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||328 ft / 99 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1.2 mi / 1.9 km|
| Trailhead:||TH post for AT along parkway Jtn with Fox Ridge Tr 5860 ft / 1786 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds|
still wet out but at least not rain
| Time:||18 Minutes|
| Time:||12 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: TN-HP Circuit|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 2711 ft / 827 m Total Trip Loss: 2191 ft / 668 m
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