Ascent of Mount Love on 2015-11-07

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:only Mike (from wedding party)
Date:Saturday, November 7, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Love
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6400 ft / 1950 m

Ascent Trip Report

a very short side trip to this tiny nub with minimal prominence along the shoulder of the ridge to the tallest peak in TN. Now what was nice is that it did NOT have any people hiking in that direction on the AT so we finally were rid of tourists and it was the AT so no paving and best of all for me - it was the only "peak" along that stretch that I did not have time to collect last time I hiked the TN state HP so now all my peakbagging spot colors are "green" and I do not have to look at that "red" you missed one color along the AT stretch.

The other cool thing is if you look at the route of the trail against the state line it appears that you go in and out of NC and TN several times to bag this subpeak. All the gain is on the return back to the Clingman's dome. From the parking lot to Love and back is 2 miles.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Total Elevation Loss:280 ft / 85 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:40 ft / 12 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 20 ft / 6 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Loss on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Route:AT from Clingmans Dome
    Start Trailhead:Clingman's Dome  6380 ft / 1944 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:260 ft / 79 m
    Gain on way out:260 ft / 79 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km

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