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Ascent of Floyd Mountain on 2016-06-22

Climber: Mike Stinson

Others in Party:Jeremy Stinson
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Floyd Mountain
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:3560 ft / 1085 m

Ascent Trip Report

Second peak reached on trip after a climb of Headforemost Mountain. From Blue Ridge Parkway at gravel road crossing SW of Black Rock Hill Overlook, took road north a short distance to spur trail on right leading to the Cornelius Creek shelter for the AT. Continued down blue-blazed trail a short ways to AT and headed south (trail south; actual direction is roughly northwest), continuing uphill until just west of summit. Bushwhacked to summit, confirming location with GPS. Summit area (in June) was covered with thick herbaceous vegetation, including some nettles. Returned via same route to parkway, then walked parkway to our car.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:566 ft / 172 m
    Total Elevation Loss:566 ft / 172 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:466 ft / 142 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 366 ft / 112 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail from Cornelius Creek shelter
    Start Trailhead:3194 ft / 973 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:466 ft / 142 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 366 ft / 112 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Gain on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail from Cornelius Creek shelter
    End Trailhead:3194 ft / 973 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Headforemost and Floyd (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Headforemost Mountain2016-06-22538 ft / 164 m
2Floyd Mountain2016-06-22566 ft / 173 m
Total Trip Gain: 1104 ft / 337 m    Total Trip Loss: 566 ft / 173 m



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