Ascent of Gates County High Point on 2018-12-07

Climber: Henry Pharr

Others in Party:Charlie Furr
Date:Friday, December 7, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gates County High Point
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:85 ft / 25 m

Ascent Trip Report

Based on previous reports, we set our Google Maps directions to the tiny town of Gates, NC. The highest point appeared to be in the field adjacent to the Shell Station and the new storage facility on NC 37 just south of its intersection with Tyler Road. We got readings here of 83'- 85'. Hypothesizing that some of this ground may have been artificially raised upwards to meet the demands of developers, we ventured further. To wit: we traveled south on NC 37 and tagged Area 8 (1147 NC 37 South) on the right side of the road by walking to the SE corner of the lot. Again, readings maxed out at 84-85 feet. We walked to N36.51732 W76.76758 to confirm. No folks were present even though we knocked on the door of the house in front of the lot. Only the wind and the dust coming off the field to greet us. I do not know which is higher, but hit both these points and you should have reached one of at least two HPs in Gates County.

And you can get a moon pie within 30 feet of the HP!

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:80 ft / 24 m
    Total Elevation Loss:80 ft / 24 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy and Cold
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Bushwack from Road
    Start Trailhead:5 ft / 1 m
    Time:15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:80 ft / 24 m
    Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Route:Bushwack to Road
    End Trailhead:5 ft / 1 m
    Time:15 Minutes

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