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Ascent of Shining Rock in 1993-08

Climber: William Musser

Date:August, 1993
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Shining Rock
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6000 ft / 1828 m

Ascent Trip Report

First pass through of Shining Rock area and first night camp. We did not explore the "Shining Rock formation" until the second pass through later. See trip report for Shining Rock second time tru - 1993-08f.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:380 ft / 115 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2692 ft / 820 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:380 ft / 115 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Start Trailhead:Beech Spring Gap  5620 ft / 1712 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2692 ft / 820 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:East Fork Pigeon River
    End Trailhead:Daniel Boone Camp  3308 ft / 1008 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Shining Rock Wilderness Traverse (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Old Butt Knob1993-08 a2141 ft / 653 m
2Dog Loser Knob1993-08 b381 ft / 116 m
3Shining Rock1993-08 c380 ft / 116 m
4Cold Mountain1993-08 d2872 ft / 875 m
5The Narrows1993-08 e 
6Stairs Mountain1993-08 f900 ft / 274 m
7Shining Rock1993-08 g131 ft / 40 m
Total Trip Gain: 6805 ft / 2074 m    Total Trip Loss: 6805 ft / 2074 m



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