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Ascent of Kennesaw Mountain on 2018-04-01

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Sunday, April 1, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Kennesaw Mountain
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:1808 ft / 551 m

Ascent Trip Report

I 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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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