Ascent of Yellow Mountain on 2014-11-22

Climber: Jared Salzmann

Others in Party:AOC
Date:Saturday, November 22, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Yellow Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5127 ft / 1562 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hike with AOC - they recently did trail maintenance. Starting from Cole Gap we hit Cole Mtn, Shortoff Mtn, and went around Goat Knob on the way to the tower at Yellow Mountain. Great views from the top. Nearly 360 but the north side has some trees that block the view a bit especially in the summer. The hike to the top wasn't bad but coming back, the climb from Yellow Mountain Gap to the top of Shortoff Mtn is a long climb to be done after already hiking 7 miles. It's a little over 11 miles but I did some extra to get 12 miles. The last half mile is not maintained because most people jump over onto the gravel road. When the houses get built, the old trail is going to need a lot of maintenance.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2466 ft / 750 m
    Extra Gain:731 ft / 222 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12 mi / 19.3 km
    Trailhead:Cole Gap  4123 ft / 1256 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 57 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 57 Minutes

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