Ascent of Mount Hardy on 2009-03-20

Climber: Jeff Rinehart

Date:Friday, March 20, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hardy
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6120 ft / 1865 m

Ascent Trip Report

Very easy summit. There is a very obvious trail 150 feet east of the MST and Green Mountain trail junction that leads to the summit. Once you get close to the summit the trail peters out a bit, but the true summit is a large pile of rocks and is marked with an orange ribbon. The trail is approximately .65 miles one way.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:330 ft / 101 m
    Distance:1.3 mi / 2.1 km
    Route:Mt. Hardy spur trail
    Trailhead:MST/Mt. Hardy spur trail  5790 ft / 1764 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:16 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: GreenMtn-MST-ForkMtn (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Hardy2009-03-20
1Green Knob2009-03-20
2Chestnut Bald2009-03-20

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