Ascent of Horse Mountain on 2016-01-03

Climber: jeff branin

Date:Sunday, January 3, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Horse Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:855 ft / 260 m

Ascent Trip Report

From NC 109 out of Troy NC I turned right onto CR 1134 at the East Morris Mountain Hunt Camp sign. After a little more than 5 miles the Uwharrie Trail crosses 1134. I parked on the right where there is space off road for several vehicles. I walk across 1134 and headed west up the Uwharrie Trail.

On the topo the Uwharrie Trail traverses across the south facing slope of Horse. In actuality the trail traverses the north facing slope of Horse.

I hiked on the Uwharrie Trail until it reached a saddle of sorts with an arm of Horse that ran in a north/south direction. I left the trail and headed south up to the ridge top of Horse. Slope was not too steep or brushy. I traversed the length of Horse all the way back to 1134 and the carpark.

There is some faded flagging that runs along the flat ridge top. Views are limited in winter. Round trip about a mile.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack

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