Ascent of East Palisades CRNRA HP 1030 on 2018-01-26

Climber: William Musser

Date:Friday, January 26, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:East Palisades CRNRA HP 1030
    Elevation:1030 ft / 313 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at one of the dirt turnoffs (no fee in this area) off Indian Mountain Trail and hiked down to the Chattahoochee River by means of well marked blue blaze trails and touched water and called it my TH. Then hiked back along a very steep use trail that was a quad burner about 280 feet up the regional NP highpoint and then meandered around the trails and a few off trail bushwhack ravines enjoying the solitude of the winter conditions and views. There is an impressive boardwalk platform off the backside overlooking the river and its rapids below. I don't think this would be a 5/10 for me in summer conditions, but as a winter hike with barea trees making some views, and an easy place to play as a hide-a-way from ATL, why not? I am giving today a 5/10
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:530 ft / 161 m
    Total Elevation Loss:260 ft / 79 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:270 ft / 82 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:see TR
    Start Trailhead:River  760 ft / 231 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:260 ft / 79 m
    Gain on way out:260 ft / 79 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km

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