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Ascent of Mount Craig on 2009-10-07

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Karen
Date:Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Craig
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6647 ft / 2026 m

Ascent Trip Report

Second highest peak in NC summitted after climbing Mitchell by way of the Old Mt. Mitchell Summit Trail. Descided to bag some other 6,000 foot peaks nearby by use of the Deep Gap Trail which is found in the picnic area off of the lower parking area when you come down off of Mount Mitchell. The trail begins as a well maintained limerock path with timber borders and then descens some steep rock steps. There are some steep sections with nice metamorphic slabs of schist that have great views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:377 ft / 114 m
    Total Elevation Loss:497 ft / 151 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Grade/Class:2,2+
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Cool, Windy, Clear
60 degrees and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:357 ft / 108 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 317 ft / 97 m; Extra: 40 ft / 12m
    Loss on way in:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Deep Gap Trail
    Start Trailhead:Gap between Craig and Mitchell  6330 ft / 1929 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:457 ft / 139 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 437 ft / 134 m; Extra: 20 ft / 6m
    Gain on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Deep Gap Trail
    End Trailhead:6210 ft / 1892 m
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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