Thompkins Knob, North Carolina

Prominence: 920 ft, 281 m

Elevation: 4080+ feet, 1244+ meters

True Isolation: 7.27 mi, 11.69 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 4080 - 4120 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 4080 ft / 1244 m
    (Range 4080 - 4120 ft)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)36° 14' 24'' N, 81° 28' 39'' W
36.240128, -81.477364 (Dec Deg)
457107 E 4010688 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionWatauga
Wilkes (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Thompkins Knob:
     USA Lower 48 Drainage Basin High Points (Rank #45)
     100 Highest Eastern CoHPs (Rank #65)
     High Points of Counties in 13 Original States (Rank #47)
     North Carolina County High Points (Rank #21)
     Southern USA CoHPs (Rank #68)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 48
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 47)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2010-07-11 by Tom Layton
     2010-08-27 by Dave Dunham
     2010-10-10 by pat stout
     2011-03-06 by Richard Oestreicher
     2015-05-22 by jeff branin
     2015-11-29 by Tom Layton
     2017-10-26 by Henry Pharr
     2018-02-18 by Zachary Robbins (GPS Track)
     2019-02-21 by Will Waller
     2020-04-04 by Brandon Girard
     2020-10-17 by Steven Fishback (GPS Track)

Nearby Peak Searches:
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Made it! (2018-10-15). Photo by Pat Wymore.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 920 ft/281 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 1000 ft/305 m
  Key Col: 3160 ft/963 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 7.27 mi/11.69 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 36.3425, -81.5083
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mulatto Mountain  (NNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Southern Blue Ridge Front
Range5: N NC Blue Ridge Crest
Drainage Basins
Pee Dee (HP)
Atlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean

Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapMaple Springs O36081b4 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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NC Geodetic Survey. I found two of these (2020-10-17). Photo by Steven Fishback .
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