Old Black, North Carolina/Tennessee

Prominence: 170 ft, 52 m

Elevation: 6370 feet, 1942 meters

True Isolation: 0.42 mi, 0.68 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 6370 ft / 1942 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 42' 54'' N, 83° 15' 20'' W
35.715047, -83.255426 (Dec Deg)
295978 E 3954689 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionHaywood
Cocke (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Old Black:
     Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet (Rank #7)
     Fifty Highest Eastern CoHPs (Rank #6)
     Top 10 County High Points Grid for U.S. States (Rank #137)
     CoHP High Five List (Rank #79)
     High Points of Counties Crossed by the Appalachian Trail (Rank #5)
     100 Highest Eastern CoHPs (Rank #6)
     Southern Appalachian 6000-foot Peaks (Rank #10)
     South Beyond 6000 (Rank #11)
     Eastern USA 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #10)
     Tennessee 4500-foot Peaks (Rank #5)
     North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #9)
     Tennessee County High Points (Rank #2)
     Southern USA CoHPs (Rank #13)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 140
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 132)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2002-04-24 by Kevin Hessler
     2007-03-03 by Brian Stansberry
     2007-12-29 by Terry Wheeler
     2008-09-26 by Jeff Rinehart (Unsuccessful)
     2009-03-08 by Jeff Rinehart
     2010-07-10 by Lu Hastings (Unsuccessful)
     2011-09-10 by Dennis Stewart
     2012-03-31 by Nathan Sylvester
     2012-09-03 by Coby King
     2013-01-05 by Shannon Dillmore
     2013-05-18 by Albert Wolff
     2014-06-05 by Joe Rego
     2014-06-28 by Geoff Brittain
     2014-07-24 by William Musser
     2014-07-31 by Marvin Reeves
     2015-09-20 by Albert Wolff (GPS Track)
     2016-06-11 by Bradley R (GPS Track)
     2018-04-29 by Zachary Robbins (GPS Track)
     2018-12-22 by Keith Turner (Unsuccessful)
     2019-01-01 by Keith Turner
     2019-02-23 by Chris Gilsdorf
     2019-06-08 by Garth Brown
     2020-06-03 by Scott Leslie
     2020-06-27 by Brandon Girard
     2020-08-29 by Barrett Wood
     2020-10-18 by Beck Hobneck
     2020-10-31 by Steven Fishback (GPS Track)
     2021-03-06 by Brandon Girard
     2021-03-27 by Miles Hurley
     2021-09-14 by Raven Matherne (GPS Track)
     2021-10-21 by Patrick Clay (GPS Track)
     2022-04-24 by Thomas Brennan

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Overgrown summit (2019-06-08). Photo by Garth Brown.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 170 ft/52 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 210 ft/64 m
  Line Parent: Mount Guyot
  Key Col: 6200 ft/1890 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.42 mi/0.68 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.7092, -83.2533
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Guyot  (SSE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Great Smoky Mountains
Range5: Eastern Great Smoky Mountains
Drainage Basins
French Broad
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean

French Broad
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Topo MapMount Guyot O35083f3 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Old Black summit cairn & sign (2021-06-24). Photo by Jason Crane.
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