Ascent of Cold Mountain in 1993-08

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Rynning
and me
Date:August, 1993
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cold Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6030 ft / 1837 m

Ascent Trip Report

First night camped near the Shinning Rock area. Second night camped near Little East Fork and then Began north trek to Cold Mtn.
TH EL began at 3308 near Daniel Boon Camp along Art Loeb trail. Cold Mtn Summit was around 18 miles into the entire backpacking trip.

Took Art Loeb up to Narrows at 5130 then down to Deep Gap at 4980 prior to making Cold Mountain summit.
Gain = 6030 - 3308 = 2722
Plus = 150 near the Narrows to Deep Gap
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2872 ft / 875 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1200 ft / 365 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Grade/Class:class 1 & 1+
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:rainy and cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2872 ft / 875 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2722 ft / 829 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Loss on way in:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route:Art Loeb Trail
    Start Trailhead:Daniel Boone Camp  3308 ft / 1008 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1050 ft / 320 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Trail to Stair Mountain
    End Trailhead:Deep Gap  4980 ft / 1517 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Shining Rock Wilderness Traverse (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Old Butt Knob1993-08 a2141 ft / 653 m
2Dog Loser Knob1993-08 b381 ft / 116 m
3Shining Rock1993-08 c380 ft / 116 m
4Cold Mountain1993-08 d2872 ft / 875 m
5The Narrows1993-08 e 
6Stairs Mountain1993-08 f900 ft / 274 m
7Shining Rock1993-08 g131 ft / 40 m
Total Trip Gain: 6805 ft / 2074 m    Total Trip Loss: 6805 ft / 2074 m

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