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Ascent of Stony Creek Mountain-North Summit on 2015-04-18

Climber: jeff branin

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, April 18, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Stony Creek Mountain-North Summit
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:880 ft / 268 m

Ascent Trip Report

Directions: Only change from the '98 report is the turn off from 62. The street sign reads: Jeffries Cross.

At or near the Stony Creek Mtn saddle there are two tracks available for heading up the north summit. The first track is encountered just before reaching
the county line and the second track is reached about 100 yds past the county line. This second track is right at the saddle and is directly across from a gated posted lane that apparently runs up to the Alamance summits.

I hiked up the maintained first track. After a couple minutes I passed a 5 foot white pole on the west side of the track. At the top of the hill, the maintained track ends at a 10 foot white pole. The track does continue on northward on slightly descending ground, but it is overgrown.

West of the 10 foot white pole about 70 yards away was a prominent dead tree popular with the local vultures. I headed to towards that tree and then beyond hooking up with the second track. I do not recommend this traverse at least in April. Ticks, briers, pollen-laden fledgling pine trees sour any summit reaching pleasure. Travel along that second track was tedious compared to the first track although conditions improved as I got closer to the road. This little loop would be better undertaken in the earliest months of the year.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Clear
warm and muggy



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