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Ascent of Hawksbill Mountain in 1997-04

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:See the Shortoff Mtn trip
Date:April, 1997
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hawksbill Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:4020 ft / 1225 m

Ascent Trip Report

Backpaking the eastern rim of Linville George in the Wilderness area. Weather conditions were poor (rainy the etnire time).
See Shortoff Mountain TR for more details of backpacking.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1420 ft / 432 m
    Total Elevation Loss:520 ft / 158 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Grade/Class:class 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:rainy and cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1420 ft / 432 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Table Rock to Mountain to Sea Trail
    Start Trailhead:2600 ft / 792 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:520 ft / 158 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:same
    End Trailhead:3500 ft / 1066 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Linville Gorge East Traverse (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Shortoff Mountain1997-04 a3680 ft / 1122 m
2Tablerock1997-04 b1411 ft / 430 m
3Hawksbill Mountain1997-04 c1420 ft / 433 m
4Sitting Bear Mountain1997-04 d595 ft / 181 m
5Gingercake Mountain1997-04 e120 ft / 37 m
6Sitting Bear Mountain1997-04 f95 ft / 29 m
Total Trip Gain: 7321 ft / 2232 m    Total Trip Loss: 5152 ft / 1570 m



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