Ascent of Dark Mountain on 2021-01-10

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Sunday, January 10, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dark Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:953 ft / 290 m

Ascent Trip Report

My 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
Ascent Statistics
    Route:Uwharrie Trail
    Start Trailhead:Tower Road  
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: First Ascents 2021

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Dark Mountain2021-01-10 
2Little Long Mountain2021-01-10 
3King Mountain2021-01-10 
4Horse Mountain2021-01-10 

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