Ascent of Stratton Bald on 2020-05-23
|Date:||Saturday, May 23, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||5360 ft / 1633 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA fun hike in the rain from the Wolf Laurel Trailhead
Driving: You will need a vehicle with decent clearance to make it to the trailhead. FR 81 is well groomed but has some large ruts and small rock shelves. Turn onto 81 and take the second left, following the signs to the Wolf Laurel Trailhead. There is space for several cars at the end of the road.
Hiking: The Wolf Laurel trail is unmarked at the start but is fairly obvious. I took the Wolf Laurel trail up to the Benton McKaye and made a left to get to the summit. The hike is uphill but easy and on decent singletrack. Rain prevented me from having any views. I then carried on to Saddle Tree Gap Peak. The trail intersections are well marked.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||652 ft / 198 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gain on way in:||652 ft / 198 m|
| Distance:||1.4 mi / 2.2 km|
| Start Trailhead:||Wolf Laurel Trailhead 4708 ft / 1434 m|
| Time:||38 Minutes|
This page has been served 36 times since 2005-01-15.