Ascent of Boothe Hill on 2017-01-13
|Date:||Friday, January 13, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||602 ft / 183 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter completing the hike to Merry Oaks I continued north on Pea Ridge Road and at the eventual tee intersection turned left onto Beaver Creek Road. After crossing US 64 Beaver Creek changes to Farrington. I turned left onto Lystra Road (traffic light) and left again onto Westfall Way (into the Westfall developement of $650,000 homes). At the initial circle I took the first spoke and parked at its end about a 100 yards from the circle. I hiked into the brambles in the same direction as the road. It's better to slide to the right/north and head up the ridge just within in the treeline to avoid the initial stand of brambles and high weeds. It takes less than 10 minutes to hike to the summit. A double fence line can be used as a guide for a couple of those minutes. Plenty of blue surveyor tape in evidence as well. A decent sized boulder marks the high point. Backyards of three homes form a crescent around the high area. No views on the forested summit.
Someday development may really hinder Boothe Hill peakbagging, but for now at the start of 2017 I encountered no posted signs or other restrictions other than the early going thorns.
Note: Lystra Road can also be accessed via US 15/501 south of Chapel Hill.
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