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Ascent of Rich Mountain on 2018-05-24

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, May 24, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Rich Mountain
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:3440 ft / 1048 m

Ascent Trip Report

Another easy short extra credit peak if you are hiking in the Springer Mountain area. Parked at the AT parking lot, I headed in the opposite direction of the AT this time and followed a use trail that deadened but was in sight of the gravel road. The USGS map shows several trails/4 wheel drive roads all intersecting near the curve in the gravel road. This became my new trailhead. It is a little confusing at first with some many options but the trail up this peak is well defined and goes to the summit in short order and has no views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:219 ft / 65 m
    Total Elevation Loss:155 ft / 47 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:hot 75F
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:124 ft / 37 m
    Distance:0.3 mi / 0.5 km
    Route:trail to road to trail
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  3316 ft / 1010 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:155 ft / 47 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 60 ft / 18 m; Extra: 95 ft / 28m
    Gain on way out:95 ft / 28 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    End Trailhead:same  3380 ft / 1030 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Atlanta-7

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Rottenwood Creek Hill 9352018-05-22 a370 ft / 113 m
2West Palisades CRNRA HP 10202018-05-22 b275 ft / 84 m
3Mount Wilkinson2018-05-22 c285 ft / 87 m
4Springer Mountain2018-05-24 a452 ft / 138 m
5Ball Mountain2018-05-24 b110 ft / 34 m
6Rich Mountain2018-05-24 c219 ft / 67 m
7Mount Oglethorpe2018-05-24 d718 ft / 219 m
10Sanderlin Mountain2018-05-24 e100 ft / 30 m
Total Trip Gain: 2529 ft / 772 m    Total Trip Loss: 2164 ft / 660 m



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