Ascent of Horse Mountain on 2021-01-10

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Sunday, January 10, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Horse Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:855 ft / 260 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bagged while heading south on the Uwharrie Trail from the nearby Tower Road.

Coming up from the road, the trail swings by to the north of the peak. I left the trail slightly NE of where my Gaia GPS app said the high point was. The summit ridgeline is long and mostly flat, so finding the actual high point was somewhat difficult. However, I agree with Brandon Girard's trip report and believe the highest point is a series of rock outcroppings on the far western edge of the ridgeline. As I was not 100% sure of this at first I retraced some of my steps along the ridge before heading back down to the trail.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, 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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