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Ascent of Little Sheppard Mountain on 2015-10-09

Climber: jeff branin

Date:Friday, October 9, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Little Sheppard Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:292 m / 960 ft

Ascent Trip Report

I suspect this mount has a better or more common name. If I learn of it in the future I'll edit the name on here.

Headed west out of Asheboro on US 64, turned into Mt Shepherd Rd and then turned right again onto the Mt Shepherd Rd Ext and continued to its end pass the pond on the right and at last arriving at the retreat complex. I stopped in the office and verbally got the ok to hike from the receptionist. Headed off on foot across the parking lot towards and then past the climbing tower and followed a track up past a large water tank nestled near the saddle between the X960 summit and a lesser one to the west. I continued following the track uphill encountering a picnic table and a low ceiling leanto just below the high point. I left the track and hiked thru minimal underbrush to the flattish top of Water Tank Mountain. I returned to the track which apparently circles around this mountain top. I left the track shortly, however, and descended towards the saddle between Water Tank and Shepherd.
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    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack



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