Ascent of Long Arm Mountain on 2012-08-24

Climber: Dave Dunham

Date:Friday, August 24, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Long Arm Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:4280 ft / 1304 m

Ascent Trip Report

I got up early on Friday morning and drove a couple of miles to Long Arm Mountain. I arrived at the top a few minutes before sunrise. The “mountain” is located in a small neighborhood with a house on either side of the high ground. I quickly trotted up a dirt driveway into an open field that had a stone bench with a nice view of where the sun would soon rise. The highest point (and the summit benchmark) was only a few feet into the woods. I took a couple of pictures and quickly retreated making sure not to disturb anyone sleeping in the nearby homes. After a quick snack at the hotel Todd and I headed over to the Linville Gorge to check out the falls therein. We ran for about 20 minutes checking out a couple of photo ops and trying to not break too many laws prior to most people waking up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Trailhead:Road  4270 ft / 1301 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack

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