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Ascent of Grassy Ridge on 2017-03-10

Climber: Debbie Adams

Others in Party:Roland
my dog
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, March 10, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Grassy Ridge
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:4400 ft / 1341 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up old logging road from Patterson Gap, went up and over SE spur and headed W up a steep slope to gain ridgeline running north and south. The trail just runs out at the slope as far as I could tell. Once on the ridge I headed north to the 1st knob which has a good view facing east, it is where a small spur comes off the east side of the mtn. I headed NW from there to the summit where there is a stake in the ground. There were a few Rhododendrons and Mtn laurel along the way, these got thicker as I headed north towards Nichols Gap. The vegetation, whatever it was.... not mtn laurel or rhodo., got so thick that it was like a wall so I headed back to the car. I made a mistake and came partway down that eastern spur and had to traverse the slope to the SW to regain the right ridge. I decided to bypass the steep slope and kept on the ridge until the lower SE spur, then I headed east down it until I intersected the old logging road. I like that way much better...it's not as steep.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1202 ft / 366 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1202 ft / 365 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Animal/Pet
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
clear and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1198 ft / 365 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1180 ft / 360 m; Extra: 18 ft / 5m
    Loss on way in:18 ft / 5 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Logging road to ridge
    Start Trailhead:Patterson Gap  3220 ft / 981 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1184 ft / 360 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1180 ft / 360 m; Extra: 4 ft / 1m
    Gain on way out:4 ft / 1 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:ridge to logging road
    End Trailhead:Patterson Gap  3220 ft / 981 m
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes



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