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Ascent of Black Mountain in 1995-09

Climber: William Musser

Date:September, 1995
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:3914 ft / 1192 m

Ascent Trip Report

Off trail to Bradley Road to pick up trail at Yellow Gap EL 3202 (USGS) and the Laurel Mountain Trail to Black Mountain. But this Black Mountain is another county than the one ascended the day prior and is in the Laurel Ridge (just under 4000 feet). Both Black Mountains in the area are around 4000 feet.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1122 ft / 341 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1086 ft / 331 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Start Trailhead:Bradley Road crossing  2828 ft / 861 m
Ascent (From Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way out:36 ft / 10 m
    Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    End Trailhead:Rich Gap  3950 ft / 1203 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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