Ascent of Dark Mountain on 2021-01-10
|Date:||Sunday, January 10, 2021|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||953 ft / 290 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMy first summit of 2021!
Bagged this peak heading north along the Uwharrie Trail. Coming from Tower Road, the trail climbs up onto a long ridge then drops into a gap just before the peak. Right where the trail swings to the left I broke up and "bushwhacked" through the open woods to the obvious high point. Rather than re-trace my steps, I opted to descend via an old forest road that descends through a drainage on the north side. The road is pretty steep but easy to follow. From there I hooked up with the Uwharrie Trail which I followed down to Flint Hill Road and the Jumpin' Off Rock trailhead.
|Summary Total Data|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm, Clear|
| Route:||Uwharrie Trail |
| Start Trailhead:||Tower Road |
|Ascent Part of Trip: First Ascents 2021|
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