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Ascent of Poundingstone Mountain in 1995-09

Climber: William Musser

Date:September, 1995
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Poundingstone Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:3440 ft / 1048 m

Ascent Trip Report

End Point El crossing roadway with USGA EL = 2828 prior to crossing over to NW portion of backpacking trip.

At this point in trip we were not looking for a peak, this USGS named feature was just along the way. We were wet and tired and our gear had taking several spills in the creeks and we were just trying to get out of the area.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:240 ft / 73 m
    Elevation Loss:612 ft / 187 m
    Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:240 ft / 73 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Trailhead:Trail adjacent to both peaks  3200 ft / 975 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:612 ft / 187 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Trailhead:Bradley Road  2828 ft / 861 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Black Mtn - Woodcock (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
2Black Mountain1995-09 b
4Laurel Mountain-Not to summit1995-09 d
5Poundingstone Mountain1995-09 e
6Black Mountain1995-09 f
7Rich Gap Mountain1995-09 g
8Johnson Knob1995-09 h
9Little Bald Mountain1995-09 i



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