Ascent of Rabun Bald on 2014-07-05

Climber: Chris Emery

Date:Saturday, July 5, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rabun Bald
    Elevation:4696 ft / 1431 m

Ascent Trip Report

Brought the whole family out for this one. Wife, 5-year-old, 3-year-old, 16-month old (on my back). Started at Beegum Gap (34.979321,-83.303092). Careful when parking here not to block any driveways. Started up the trail, which is pretty much uphill the entire duration. Connects with the Bartram trail shortly after beginning and continues up a series of switchbacks up the mountain. About halfway up, the trail intersects a pretty rugged jeep trail before continuing to the summit. Summit is about 1.5 miles up the trail. There's a nice viewing platform here that gets you above the tree level with great views in every direction. On the way back down, took the left fork down the jeep trail for some variety. Slightly longer this way, but less steep. Comes right back out at Beegum Gap. Total distance: 3.3 miles.
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