Ascent of Cohutta Mountain on 2016-06-04
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, June 4, 2016|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Elevation:||2760 ft / 841 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI 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|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Pleasant, Overcast|
80F after rain cooled things down
| 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|
| 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:
Total Trip Gain: 5154 ft / 1570 m Total Trip Loss: 2502 ft / 763 m
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