Ascent of The Pinnacle on 2012-08-23
|Date:||Thursday, August 23, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||5665 ft / 1726 m|
Ascent Trip ReportIt was a short drive from Mitchell to the parking area near “The Pinnacle’. We ran about a quarter-mile on the Blue Ridge Parkway then headed off road up a nice herd path that took us to the summit. Todd took the lead on the climb and regretted his move as he used his face to clear the path of a dozen spider webs. The round trip from 5,160’ to the 5,665’ summit took us 28:37. We only spent a few minutes on the rocky peak, checking out views of Mt Mitchell. The Pinnacle is the 11th highest county high point in NC and the 25th highest 5,000’ peak in NC.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||505 ft / 154 m|
| Distance:||3 mi / 4.8 km|
| Route:||Herd Path|
| Trailhead:||BR parkway lot 5160 ft / 1572 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail|
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