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Ascent of Winter Star Mountain on 2014-08-02

Climber: Albert Wolff

Others in Party:Jeremy Martin
Date:Saturday, August 2, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Winter Star Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6203 ft / 1890 m

Ascent Trip Report

About .0.3 miles from Colbert Ridge/Crest Trail junction. BM is at high point about 20 foot west of trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3443 ft / 1049 m
    Total Elevation Loss:163 ft / 49 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.4 mi / 7.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3403 ft / 1037 m
    Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Colbert Ridge Trail to Black Mountain Crest Trail
    Start Trailhead:Colbert Ridge TH  2800 ft / 853 m
    Time:3 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:163 ft / 49 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 123 ft / 37 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Gain on way out:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
    Route:Black Mountain Crest Trail/Bushwack
    End Trailhead:Summit of Deer Mountain  6080 ft / 1853 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Blacks 8/2/14 (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Winter Star Mountain2014-08-023443 ft / 1049 m
2Deer Mountain2014-08-0230 ft / 9 m
3Potato Hill2014-08-03918 ft / 280 m
4Cattail Peak2014-08-0388 ft / 27 m
5Balsam Cone2014-08-03279 ft / 85 m
Total Trip Gain: 4758 ft / 1450 m    Total Trip Loss: 4144 ft / 1263 m



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