Ascent of Black Mountain on 2019-10-24
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Thursday, October 24, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||3914 ft / 1192 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWas hoping to get within shouting distance of this peak by road, but a chain link fence at the 4000 contour stopped my vehicle in its tracks. From there it was a windy, but nice hike up the well maintained road to the the bushwhack near the summit. Some folks are building homes up here, but a lot of the land is undeveloped. The summit is rocky and forested. Perhaps better views once all the leaves have fallen.
A tough bushwhack to the west could lead to Old Field Bald, but my knees would not let me explore this option.
Incredible views of the eastern Amphibolite Mountains on the way down.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||580 ft / 176 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||580 ft / 176 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.5 mi / 4 km|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Gain on way in:||580 ft / 176 m|
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 1.9 km|
| Route:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||Pull off on Maintained Road 3334 ft / 1016 m|
| Time:||45 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||580 ft / 176 m|
| Distance:||1.3 mi / 2.1 km|
| Route:||Bushwack to Road|
| End Trailhead:||Pull off on Maintained Road 3334 ft / 1016 m|
| Time:||30 Minutes|
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