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Ascent of Poundingstone Mountain in 1995-09

Climber: William Musser

Date:September, 1995
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Poundingstone Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:3440 ft / 1048 m

Ascent Trip Report

End Point El crossing roadway with USGA EL = 2828 prior to crossing over to NW portion of backpacking trip.

At this point in trip we were not looking for a peak, this USGS named feature was just along the way. We were wet and tired and our gear had taking several spills in the creeks and we were just trying to get out of the area.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:240 ft / 73 m
    Total Elevation Loss:612 ft / 186 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.2 km
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:240 ft / 73 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Start Trailhead:Trail adjacent to both peaks  3200 ft / 975 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:612 ft / 186 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    End Trailhead:Bradley Road  2828 ft / 861 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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