Ascent of Balsam High Top on 2014-08-07

Climber: Marvin Reeves

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, August 7, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Balsam High Top
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5720 ft / 1743 m

Ascent Trip Report

Scaled this peak on return trip from Big Catalochee Mtn. Bushwhack from Balsam Mtn. Trail approx. 450 feet (per GPS), to obvious high point. The woods are fairly open and the bushwhack is not bad. No ribbons marking the summit. This summit is very close to Laurel Gap Shelter.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Balsam Mtn. Trail
    Trailhead:Balsam Mtn. Trailhead  -9999 ft / -3047 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 0 Minutes

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