Ascent of Dark Mountain on 2011-03-12

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, March 12, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Dark Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:953 ft / 290 m

Ascent Trip Report

I followed Shannon Dillmore's 2006 COHP report. The orange blazes are no longer evident, but the second woods road does lead straight to the top.

My Fitbit says 0.95 miles each way. 28 minutes up, 24 down.

My 65th COHP and 34th in NC.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:473 ft / 144 m
    Total Elevation Loss:473 ft / 144 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:473 ft / 144 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Uwharrie Trail, then woods road
    Start Trailhead:Flint Hill Road parking area  480 ft / 146 m
    Time:28 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:473 ft / 144 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Woods road, then Uwharrie Trail
    End Trailhead:Flint Hill Road parking area  480 ft / 146 m

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