Ascent of Kennesaw Mountain on 2018-04-01
|Date:||Sunday, April 1, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||1808 ft / 551 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI rode up with the shuttle bus and walked down. It was April Fool's Day (as well as Easter Sunday), but I think the bus driver was serious when he told us the park service is planning to ban cars from the summit road (they are now allowed on weekdays).
We had a gorgeous view of the Atlanta skyline from Stone Mountain to the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The historical significance of Kennesaw Mountain is not to be underestimated. Make time to watch the film and explore the museum at the visitors center.
If you choose to walk up from the visitors' center, it's 2 miles roundtrip climbing 700 feet. The second half mile is fairly steep but well-built.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||60 ft / 18 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||708 ft / 215 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1.1 mi / 1.8 km|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gain on way in:||60 ft / 18 m|
| Distance:||0.1 mi / 0.2 km|
| Route:||Summit trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Top of summit road 1748 ft / 532 m|
| Loss on way out:||708 ft / 215 m|
| Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Route:||Mountain trail|
| End Trailhead:||Visitors center 1100 ft / 335 m|
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