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Ascent of Black Mountain in 1995-09

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Andy Woodcock
James Christopher
Mark Rynning
Larry Mitchell
Scott Quinlan
and me
Date:September, 1995
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:4286 ft / 1306 m

Ascent Trip Report

Backpacking trip with three days (2 nights) and 34 miles. TH El 2156 then starting Black Mountain Trail up Thrift Cove up to Hickory Knob then Black Mountain on way to Clawhammer Mountain.

Black Mountain was the tallest feature on this backpacking trip.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:946 ft / 288 m
    Total Elevation Loss:386 ft / 117 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Grade/Class:class 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:cloudy foggy and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:946 ft / 288 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Mtn Thrift Cove; Black Mtn. Tr from south
    Start Trailhead:Pressely Gap  3340 ft / 1018 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:386 ft / 117 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:north slope to Clawhammer
    End Trailhead:Saddle  3900 ft / 1188 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Black Mtn - Woodcock (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
2Black Mountain1995-09 b946 ft / 288 m
4Laurel Mountain-Not to summit1995-09 d370 ft / 113 m
5Poundingstone Mountain1995-09 e240 ft / 73 m
6Black Mountain1995-09 f1122 ft / 342 m
7Rich Gap Mountain1995-09 g450 ft / 137 m
8Johnson Knob1995-09 h560 ft / 171 m
9Little Bald Mountain1995-09 i1360 ft / 415 m
Total Trip Gain: 5048 ft / 1539 m    Total Trip Loss: 1918 ft / 585 m



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