Ascent of Cheatham Hill on 2014-12-30

Climber: William Musser

Date:Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Cheatham Hill
    Elevation:1120 ft / 341 m

Ascent Trip Report

Drove to parking lot near top. Hiked around the monuments and read signs. Hiked down the cleared battlefield and crossed a creek. Took an unmarked unmaintained trail along the creek until it met up with another trail and then followed it west to the main road and then followed that trail part way up to the "farm trail" crossed the road again and circled back on the ambush trail crossing the creek again and then back up the battlefield. Read the monument for the fallen Illinois troops. Actual highpoint is unnatural raised ground for the troops to hide along the ditches. This hill was the main battle. Secondary battle was at Little Kennesaw; and thirdly at Pigeon Hill.
Impressive battle front in size. This hill has little on the way of "peakbagging" but was a very pleasant hike through some interesting history.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:320 ft / 97 m
    Total Elevation Loss:180 ft / 54 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:300 ft / 91 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 140 ft / 43 m; Extra: 160 ft / 48m
    Loss on way in:160 ft / 48 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:meandering trail system hikes
    Start Trailhead:Creek Bottom at bridge  980 ft / 298 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Gain on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    End Trailhead:parking lot  
Ascent Part of Trip: Kennesaw2

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Kennesaw Mountain2014-12-30 a703 ft / 214 m
2Little Kennesaw Mountain2014-12-30 b180 ft / 55 m
4Pigeon Hill2014-12-30 c45 ft / 14 m
5Little Kennesaw Mountain2014-12-30 e460 ft / 140 m
6Kennesaw Mountain2014-12-30 f363 ft / 111 m
7Cheatham Hill2014-12-30 g320 ft / 98 m
Total Trip Gain: 2071 ft / 632 m    Total Trip Loss: 2111 ft / 644 m

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