Ascent of Kennesaw Mountain on 2015-10-30

Climber: James Barlow

Others in Party:Linda Barlow
Bill Barlow
Date:Friday, October 30, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kennesaw Mountain
    Elevation:1808 ft / 551 m

Ascent Trip Report

My GPS took forever to acquire the satellite signal. I turned it on near the visitor center parking lot and it took 20+ minutes to acquire, turning on just in time to make it look like I ascended from the upper parking lot - go figure... The trail up is nice. This park is a great gem in the Atlanta area! My mom hiked with me from the visitor's center to Burnt Hickory Rd over the first 3 peaks. My dad met us at the upper parking lot and climbed the main summit and then met us both at Burnt Hickory Rd. I hiked solo from Burnt Hickory Rd to Cheatham Hill, where both of my parents were waiting. They helped me identify the high ground before they drove around to Kolb Farm and I continued solo to make it a full hike of the park from north to south. After the hike, we headed to Marietta for dinner. Marietta was a charming little town and has a nice downtown square worth exploring. Pics
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:668 ft / 203 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:668 ft / 203 m
    Route:Kennesaw Mtn Trail
    Start Trailhead:1140 ft / 347 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Kennesaw '15

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Kennesaw Mountain2015-10-30 a668 ft / 204 m
2Little Kennesaw Mountain2015-10-30 b160 ft / 49 m
3Pigeon Hill2015-10-30 c20 ft / 6 m
4Cheatham Hill2015-10-30 d270 ft / 82 m
Total Trip Gain: 1118 ft / 341 m    Total Trip Loss: 120 ft / 37 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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