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Ascent of Sitting Bear Mountain in 1997-04

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:See Gingercake Mountain
Date:April, 1997
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sitting Bear Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:4095 ft / 1248 m

Ascent Trip Report

See Ginger Cake Mountain report for details as this was a sequence
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:595 ft / 181 m
    Total Elevation Loss:95 ft / 28 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Grade/Class:1,2,3
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds
poor - cold and wet
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:595 ft / 181 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Jonas Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:Saddle between Hawksbill and Sitting Bear  3500 ft / 1066 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:95 ft / 28 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:same
    End Trailhead:4000 ft / 1219 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Linville Gorge East Traverse (3 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Shortoff Mountain1997-04 a3680 ft / 1122 m
2Tablerock1997-04 b1411 ft / 430 m
3Hawksbill Mountain1997-04 c1420 ft / 433 m
4Sitting Bear Mountain1997-04 d595 ft / 181 m
5Gingercake Mountain1997-04 e120 ft / 37 m
6Sitting Bear Mountain1997-04 f95 ft / 29 m
Total Trip Gain: 7321 ft / 2232 m    Total Trip Loss: 5152 ft / 1570 m



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