Ascent of Forked Ridge Knob on 2019-05-16

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, May 16, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Forked Ridge Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:4560 ft / 1389 m

Ascent Trip Report

3rd of the Seven Sisters peaks on the western ridge above Montreat. This day has become the perfect mix of sun, flora and fauna. Another downward march through the western ridge, but the plants seem wonderful.

But in places, the trail is rough if sometimes not there at all. Foot placement means everything, especially where you reach a slippery rock face.

The summit of Forked Ridge is un eventful and off trail about 30 yards. There is a deer trail to the top but no views.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2740 ft / 835 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:Maintained Trail and Bushwhack
    Trailhead:Pull off on Maintained Road  1820 ft / 554 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:10 Minutes

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