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Ascent of Cohutta Mountain on 2016-06-04

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:4x4 Vehicle
Peak:Cohutta Mountain
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:2760 ft / 841 m

Ascent Trip Report

I got robbed!
I parked at the parking lot near Big Rock trail and hiked down and touched water edge to make it my TH then hiked up the paved road and missed the gated turn that takes you straight up this small peak. I regaind my navigation and backed up taking the red cut off trail to find the Gahuti Orange blaze trail and headed south then west till I intersected the paved maintenance roadway that takes you to the top. Busted up to the top. Another tower but this one is behind a fence.

Jogging back to car - my rental car...the window was busted out completely and some scumbags stole my briefcase with my laptop, harddrives and other unreplaceable things! The amount of things in my professional bag that can not be replaced will takes months to rework. I filed a report with the police and well....a great day in the woods was ruined by coming back the reality of "civilization"
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:570 ft / 173 m
    Total Elevation Loss:175 ft / 52 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Overcast
80F after rain cooled things down
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:545 ft / 166 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 395 ft / 121 m; Extra: 150 ft / 45m
    Loss on way in:150 ft / 45 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:paved road to Gahuti Trail to paved road
    Start Trailhead:dam by lake edge  2365 ft / 720 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Gain on way out:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:paved road
    End Trailhead:parking lot near Big Roack Trail  
Ascent Part of Trip: Atlanta-4

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Cowpen Mountain2016-06-04 a841 ft / 256 m
2Bald Mountain2016-06-04 b805 ft / 245 m
3Grassy Mountain2016-06-04 c544 ft / 166 m
4Fort Mountain2016-06-04 d660 ft / 201 m
5Cohutta Mountain2016-06-04 e570 ft / 174 m
6Pine Mountain2016-06-04 f687 ft / 209 m
7Pine Mountain2016-06-04 g757 ft / 231 m
8Ponders Montain2016-06-04 h290 ft / 88 m
Total Trip Gain: 5154 ft / 1570 m    Total Trip Loss: 2502 ft / 763 m



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