Ascent of Dark Mountain on 2019-03-17

Climber: Coby King

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, March 17, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Dark Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:953 ft / 290 m

Ascent Trip Report

I arrived at the Uwharrie trailhead on Flint Road, which has room for about 6 cars and features a kiosk, at 7:30 a.m., with the temperature at 33?. I followed the white-blazed trail around Dark Mountain up to the ridge at a small saddle and turned left and made my way cross-country up the ridge to the obvious high point. I was able to avoid any brush at all, and just for laughs, I meandered off the high point to cover both the official waypoint and the red dot on the map. I then made my way back down to the trail and back to my car. Up-and-down took me about an hour.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:453 ft / 138 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:453 ft / 138 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.8 km
    Start Trailhead:500 ft / 152 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Coby King
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