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Ascent of Mount Hallback on 2009-10-07

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Solo
Date:Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hallback
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6329 ft / 1929 m

Ascent Trip Report

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Found sign placed at peak with elevation placed by State Park - but area at peak was surrounded by brush and cover. There are little views.

Began at 12:40 PM at parking lot EL 6080 and began ascending the old Mount Mitchell Summit Trail.Bushwhack leaves around 0.6 miles from the main trail when trail crests and then begins to descend as it skirts around the side of Hallback. Estimate 0.2 miles extra round trip up and back to main Trail. Thus, 0.7 up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:249 ft / 75 m
    Total Elevation Loss:129 ft / 39 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Grade/Class:2
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:249 ft / 75 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Route:Old Mt. Mitchell Tr. to Bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Parking Lot at TH to Old Mt Mictchell Summit Trail  6080 ft / 1853 m
    Time:13 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:129 ft / 39 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:same
    End Trailhead:6200 ft / 1889 m
    Time:2 Hours 
Ascent Part of Trip: Mount Mitchell

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Hallback2009-10-07 c249 ft / 76 m
2Mount Mitchell2009-10-07 d754 ft / 230 m
3Mount Craig2009-10-07 e377 ft / 115 m
4Big Tom2009-10-07 f430 ft / 131 m
5Mount Craig2009-10-07 g497 ft / 151 m
6Mount Mitchell-TH jctn. Old Mt.Mitchell Tr.2009-10-07 h570 ft / 174 m
Total Trip Gain: 2877 ft / 877 m    Total Trip Loss: 2877 ft / 876 m



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