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Ascent of Mount Craig on 2017-09-23

Climber: Mike Stinson

Others in Party:Jeremy S.
Date:Saturday, September 23, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Craig
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6647 ft / 2026 m

Ascent Trip Report

Followed trail from Mount Mitchell parking lot northward to obvious summit (benchmark is easy to see just off the trail). Stopped to look around frequently. This part (the southern section) of the Black Mountain Crest Trail is easy to follow, though it does have a few steps (more of an issue on the return trip if you're tired).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:127 ft / 38 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:127 ft / 38 m
    Route:Black Mtn. Crest Trail
    Start Trailhead:north end Mount Mitchell parking lot  6520 ft / 1987 m
    Time:36 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Mitchell to Winter Star (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Mitchell2017-09-23164 ft / 50 m
2Mount Craig2017-09-23127 ft / 39 m
3Big Tom2017-09-23 
4Balsam Cone2017-09-23 
5Cattail Peak2017-09-23 
6Potato Hill2017-09-23 
7Winter Star Mountain2017-09-23513 ft / 156 m
Total Trip Gain: 804 ft / 245 m    Total Trip Loss: 164 ft / 50 m



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