Ascent of Apple Orchard Mountain on 2015-01-19
|Date:||Monday, January 19, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Apple Orchard Mountain|
| Elevation:||4225 ft / 1287 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter visiting Thunder Hill (q.v.,) took AT from Parkway south to summit area of Apple Orchard Mountain. This was a pleasant hike with some interesting rock formations (and on our visit, some interesting ice formations). After reaching the clearing atop Apple Orchard, visited the obvious summit rocks, rested, took pictures, then headed down to our car waiting on the Parkway. I'd previously hiked to the top from the south, so it was nice to approach from the north this time.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||335 ft / 102 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country|
| Gain on way in:||335 ft / 102 m|
| Route:||AT from north (Thunder Hill)|
| Start Trailhead:||3890 ft / 1185 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Thunder Hill and Apple Orchard (0 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 445 ft / 136 m
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