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Ascent of Thunder Ridge on 2016-07-14

Climber: Mike Stinson

Others in Party:Jeremy Stinson
Date:Thursday, July 14, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Thunder Ridge
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:3683 ft / 1122 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked out and back on the Appalachian Trail from Blue Ridge Parkway's Thunder Ridge Overlook. Rolling trail is very easy to follow in this area. True summit might be large rock at N 37.549347, W -79.474906, but I walked around the area to look for other possibilities as well. A cleared grassy area near this rock would make a good tent site (aside from the mountaintop location).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:325 ft / 98 m
    Extra Gain:81 ft / 24 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.4 mi / 3.8 km
    Route:AT
    Trailhead:Thunder Ridge Overlook parking  3520 ft / 1072 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant
Ascent Statistics
    Time:32 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:27 Minutes



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