Ascent of Clingmans Dome on 2017-08-22
|Others in Party:||Chad P|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 22, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-Tennessee/North Carolina|
| Elevation:||6643 ft / 2024 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe day after the Mt. Le Conte hike, my friends and I drove into GSMNP to take the 0.5 mile paved trail to the summit of Clingmans Dome, which would be my 14th U.S. state high point. I had hoped to do a hike up it of at least 5 miles with 500' of gain for the South Beyond 6K list, but I fell on the Trillium Gap Trail and banged up my knee, so it was too sore for a full hike. Lots of people enjoying one of our many great National Parks. Nice views from the tower (although moving around was a bit tricky).
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||300 ft / 91 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Route:||Clingmans Dome Trail|
| Trailhead:||Forney Ridge parking area 6343 ft / 1933 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
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