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Ascent of Rich Mountain on 2015-04-28

Climber: John Chambers

Date:Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Rich Mountain
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:4040 ft / 1231 m

Ascent Trip Report

Leaving the car parked at the shoulder of Little Bald, I walked the road to where the road crosses over the gap between Little Bald and Rich. Bushwhacked the gentle slope up the Northeast spur, which becomes the eastern end of the ridge. Plenty of briars, but you can mostly evade them by walking around to the right.

There are remains of a cabin and probably a fire tower. I found the geodetic survey marker, on a rock at the highest point. This is rare for me.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:360 ft / 109 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:Northeast Spur
    Trailhead:Shoulder of Little Bald  3680 ft / 1121 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
Ascent Part of Trip: NW GA 4 highpoints

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Bald Mountain2015-04-28399 ft / 122 m
2Cowpen Mountain2015-04-28644 ft / 196 m
3Big Bald Mountain2015-04-28395 ft / 120 m
4Rich Mountain2015-04-28360 ft / 110 m
Total Trip Gain: 1798 ft / 548 m    Total Trip Loss: 1154 ft / 352 m



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