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Ascent of Mount Mitchell on 2015-05-16

Climber: Tomoko Nakajima

Others in Party:John M
Heidi
Paula
Oz
Steven
Date:Saturday, May 16, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mitchell
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6684 ft / 2037 m

Ascent Trip Report

I joined THOG meeting hiking event to cover Mt Mitchell on Sat and Grandfather mountain on Sun.
Weather forecast wasn't reatlly great but we headed out Raleigh/Chapel Hill at 7AM. We arrived at black mountain campsite after 3 hours or so. After setting up tent, we started hiking at 11:30am. It's 12 miles round trip. When we got closer to the summit, it had rain started. My T-shirt is already wet by sweat. So I didn't bother to wear rain gear. Once we reached to the summit parking lot and store, I changed the cloths, ate lunch. I purchased hot apple cider which was the beat treat after hiking 6 miles for 4000 ft up.

After taking a break, I purchased some souvenir for my boyfriend, headed down. THen, it started rain heavily. I was all soaked and wet on my entire body. Inside of my boots, water is filled up until ankle!! OMG!! At the end of the hike, rain stopped, and pants is getting dried out but still dumped.

At the black mountain campsite, it has a hot shower available. that made me refresh! We ate dinner and slept early as we'll be heading out to Grandfather mtn which is an over 1 hour drive.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Mt Mitchell Trail
    Start Trailhead:Black Mtn campsite  
Descent Statistics



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