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Balsam Cone, North Carolina


Prominence: 360 ft, 110 m

Elevation: 6600+ feet, 2012+ meters


Approx. Isolation: 0.9 mi, 1.45 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 6600 - 6640 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 6600 ft / 2012 m
    (Range 6600 - 6640 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 47' 23'' N; 82° 15' 21'' W
35.789705, -82.255846 (Dec Deg)
386511E 3961352N Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionYancey
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Lists that contain Balsam Cone:
     North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #5)
     Southern Appalachian 6000-foot Peaks (Rank #5)
     U.S. National Forest High Points (Rank #80)
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     Eastern USA 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #5)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2007-08-18 by Terry Wheeler
     2007-08-18 by Julia Mlynarek
     2009-05-09 by Matt Perry
     2010-06-12 by Nathan Sylvester
     2011-04-16 by Sam Roback
     2011-09-12 by Dennis Stewart
     2012-05-17 by Tommy Cox
     2013-06-01 by Tom Layton
     2013-10-21 by Vic Hanson
     2013-12-05 by Matt Whittaker
     2014-03-02 by Bradley Reese (GPS Track)
     2014-05-17 by Marcus Lostracco (GPS Track)
     2014-06-03 by Eric Bruce
     2014-07-07 by Rob Woodall (GPS Track)
     2014-08-03 by Albert Wolff

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Balsam Cone is the peak just to the left of the blow down which is on top of Big Tom. (2013-04-23). Photo by Bruce Hicks.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 360 ft/110 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 440 ft/134 m
  Line Parent: Mount Craig
  Key Col: 6240 ft/1902 m
Isolation0.9 mi/1.45 km
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Craig  (SSW)
Isolation distance is based on NHN and is slightly overstated.
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Central Blue Ridge Ranges
Range5: Black Mountains
Ridges/DividesBlack Mountains Crest
Black Mountains Crest
Drainage BasinsNolichucky
French Broad
Tennessee
Ohio
Mississippi
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: National Forests in North Carolina (Highest Point)
Wilderness/Special Area: Black Mountain-Middle Creek RNA
Topo MapMount Mitchell O35082g3 1:24,000
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Other Photos

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Mt Craig and the Black Mountain Crest from Mt Mitchell (2014-05-20). Photo by Rian Laub.
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