Ascent of Clingmans Dome on 2017-04-12
|Others in Party:||Heather Edwards|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 12, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina/Tennessee|
| Elevation:||6643 ft / 2024 m|
Ascent Trip ReportEarly morning drive through Smokey Mountain Nation Forest from Pigeon Forge TN. I reached the summit and the tower at 9:20AM. Several other hikers were on the summit as well.
Just like in many of these Ascent Reports before me, I was unable to locate the USGS maker at the top of the summit.
US Highest Point #12
Top of the Tower at Clingman's Dome (2017-04-12). Photo by John Edwards.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||332 ft / 101 m|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Clear|
Partly cloudy, 42 degrees at summit with mild breeze.
| Gain on way in:||332 ft / 101 m|
| Start Trailhead:||Parking Lot Trail Head 6311 ft / 1923 m|
| Time:||30 Minutes|
| Time:||20 Minutes|
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