Ascent of Fox Mountain on 2017-06-01

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, June 1, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Fox Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:1740 ft / 530 m

Ascent Trip Report

Iredell County HP.

From Wilkesboro, take NC 115 south. Then turn right onto Coolbrook Road. Turn left on Fox Mountain Road. Turn left again on Shoemaker Drive. Park at off the road at the gap, where a gated jeep track angles uphill to the right.

I bushwhacked up the power line right of way to the summit, but except for the nice views to the south, this was a real bear. Better to stay on the track that circles the mountain to the top after about.5 miles.

At the HP, there is cul-de-sac with tower and shed located nearby. Walked around a bit, but could not find the BM. Walked back down the road to the car. If you are in the area in the summer, Love Valley is a very interesting place to visit. Started as a old west town, it has morphed into a southern, craft oriented town with lots of friendly folks. it was also the site of NC's largest outdoor festival in 1970 that included a performance by the Altman Bothers Band.

See for more information.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:330 ft / 100 m
    Total Elevation Loss:330 ft / 100 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy and Humid Day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:330 ft / 100 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Maintained Road and trail
    Start Trailhead:Pull off on Maintained Road  1410 ft / 429 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:330 ft / 100 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Trail and Maintained roadbed
    End Trailhead:Pull off on Maintained Road  1410 ft / 429 m
    Time:20 Minutes

This page has been served 122 times since 2005-01-15.

Copyright © 1987-2020 by All Rights Reserved. Questions/Comments/Corrections? See the Contact Page Terms of Service