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Ascent of Cowee Bald on 2015-07-11

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, July 11, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cowee Bald
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:4944 ft / 1506 m

Ascent Trip Report

Get a copy of Peter Barr's book, Hiking North Carolina's Lookout Towers, for driving directions. I drove up the north side from Whittier NC (near Bryson City) and descended the south side to Franklin. The road is gated a half-mile from the top. The firetower is not on the highest ground. The stairs were open but the cab was locked.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:244 ft / 74 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Trailhead:4700 ft / 1432 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike



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