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Ascent of Little Black Mountain-Lee County High Point on 2012-08-11

Climber: James Barlow

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, August 11, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Black Mountain-Lee County High Point
    Location:USA-Kentucky/Virginia
    Elevation:3760 ft / 1146 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started just after dark on this one. I left the car around 8:45pm or so. Not the best laid plan, but I was all the way down here and didn't want to leave without it. I started at the road up Black Mtn, just north of The Doubles. There is a pull out on the right side and a berm blocking the old road up the Doubles. Take the old road up to just below the summit of the Doubles where you cut down on it to the right and join a better gravel road. Follow this to a T intersection around the low point just SE of the Doubles. Head right at this junction and continue following the road SE then SW. Even though your goal is to head SE, you head right here. It works. I pulled out my compass and map to verify. The last half mile or so to the Lee CoHP is pretty overgrown, but it wasn't too bad. You know you are at the proper place when the road is almost completely covered in ugly brown brush that is about 5 ft high and there is a big opening straight ahead/right. I went through this brush to where the road begins to steeply descend the ridge just to make sure that I had descended enough to find myself in Lee County. I then easily retraced my steps, stopping just above the car to head out to the Doubles and snag my final bonus bump of the day. I had my GPS along, but without any maps or waypoints, it was useless. I mainly had it as a safety precaution so that I could backtrack to the car if necessary and so that I would have a nice gpx track to upload to peakbagger. I actually did use it to track my distance traveled which did aid in my navigation. The distances indicated in Ken Oeser's report were very helpful.

My stats:
4.97 miles total
96 min moving time
12 min stopped
3.1 mph avg
7.5 mph max speed
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:240 ft / 72 m
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:240 ft / 72 m
    Extra Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Route:North Ridge
    Trailhead:3800 ft / 1158 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: VA Peakbagging 2012

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Elliott Knob2012-08-10 a
2Hogback2012-08-10 b
3Chestnut Ridge2012-08-11 a
4South Balsam Beartown2012-08-11 b
5Balsam Beartown Mountain2012-08-11 c
6Big A Mountain2012-08-11 d
7High Knob2012-08-11 e
8Norton City High Point2012-08-11 f
9Camp Rock-South Slope2012-08-11 g
10Camp Rock2012-08-11 h
11Black Mountain2012-08-11 i
12Little Black Mountain-Lee County High Point2012-08-11 j
13The Doubles2012-08-11 k
14Mount Rogers2012-08-12 a
15Whitetop Mountain2012-08-12 b
16Apple Orchard Mountain2012-08-12 c
17Thunder Ridge Wilderness High Point2012-08-12 d
18Rocky Mountain2012-08-12 e
19Pompey Mountain2012-08-12 f
20Mount Pleasant2012-08-12 g
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


 GPS Waypoints - Hover or click to see name and lat/long
Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by James Barlow
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Note: GPS Tracks may not be accurate, and may not show the best route. Do not follow this route blindly. Conditions change frequently. Use of a GPS unit in the outdoors, even with a pre-loaded track, is no substitute for experience and good judgment. Peakbagger.com accepts NO resposibility or liability from use of this data.

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