Ascent of Mount Mitchell on 2018-05-19

Climber: Marcus Lostracco

Date:Saturday, May 19, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mitchell
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6684 ft / 2037 m

Ascent Trip Report

Quest for the Crest 50k 2018 - 33 miles with 12,000 ft elevation gain (and 12,000 ft loss as well!)

Woody Ridge to Bowlen's Creek back up to Celo Knob saddle across the Crest trail then down Colbert ridge trail then road hike across to Deep gap and then trail up to Buncombe Trail up to Cattail Peak across to Big Tom, Mt. Craig, and Mt. Mitchell and then down to Black Mountain Campground. Epic course - love these trials - even more exciting when it's all wet and muddy! We got really lucky with the weather - no heavy rain just some nice drizzle on top of Mitchell. Felt awful the first 14-16 miles but recovered and felt great the second half of the race for a total time of 10hrs 14mins.


Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:12000 ft / 3657 m
    Total Elevation Loss:7316 ft / 2229 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:12000 ft / 3657 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 4684 ft / 1428 m; Extra: 7316 ft / 2229m
    Loss on way in:7316 ft / 2229 m
    Route:Quest for the Crest 50k
    Start Trailhead:2000 ft / 609 m
Descent Statistics

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