Climbs

The biggest climbs are behind me in the Smokies.  The only one remaining that comes close is Big Frog, going southbound (which I am).  Summary of climbs:

  • Mt. Sterling  –  4127′ in 6 miles = 687′ per mile
  • Hyatt Ridge  –  1827′  /  3 mi  /  606
  • Newton Bald  –  2900′  /  4.5 mi  /  644
  • Sassafrass Gap  (from CS-91)  –  1625′  /  2 mi  /  812  (!!)
  • Sassafrass Gap (from lake)  –  2025  /  2.9 mi  /  698
  • Big Frog  –  2554′  /  6 mi  /  425′ per mile – On paper that looks like baby stuff compared to the Smokies….

Of course, my friends who hike “out west” are laughing at me right now…. 😉

 

1/5/14 Edit to add:  Sampling of other “tough” climbs in the southern section of PUDs (pointless ups & downs)

  • Deep Gap – Standing Indian NB – 482
  • NOC to Grassy Gap NB – 428
  • Unicoi Gap – Blue Mountain NB – 717 
  •  Tesnatee Gap – Cow Rock SB – 704
  • Neel Gap – Blood Mtn SB – 557  (hiked these in the opposite direction, so they don’t count for me)
  • NOC – Jump Up SB – 555
  • NOC – Wesser Bald SB – 447
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