Balsam Cone, North Carolina

Prominence: 360 ft, 110 m

Elevation: 6600+ feet, 2012+ meters

True Isolation: 0.9 mi, 1.45 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 6600 - 6640 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 6600 ft / 2012 m
    (Range 6600 - 6640 ft)
SubpeaksMaple Camp Bald (5613 ft/1711 m)
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 47' 23'' N, 82° 15' 21'' W
35.789705, -82.255846 (Dec Deg)
386511 E 3961352 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionYancey

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Lists that contain Balsam Cone:
     U.S. National Forest High Points (Rank #80)
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     North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #5)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 302
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 267)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2002-04-02 by Kevin Hessler
     2007-08-18 by Julia Mlynarek
     2007-08-18 by Terry Wheeler
     2009-05-09 by Matt Perry
     2010-06-12 by Nathan Sylvester
     2010-06-17 by William Sanderson
     2011-04-16 by Sam Roback
     2011-09-12 by Dennis Stewart
     2012-05-17 by Tommy Cox
     2013-06-01 by Tom Layton
     2013-10-21 by Vic Hanson
     2013-12-05 by Matt Whittaker
     2014-03-02 by Bradley R (GPS Track)
     2014-05-17 by Marcus Lostracco (GPS Track)
     2014-06-03 by Eric Bruce
     2014-08-03 by Albert Wolff
     2014-09-18 by Quincy Koetz
     2015-08-02 by Zachary Robbins (GPS Track)
     2015-12-06 by Bryan Marchant
     2017-07-09 by Zachary Robbins (GPS Track)
     2017-09-09 by Caitlin Roscioli
     2017-09-23 by Mike Stinson
     2018-08-25 by Henry Pharr
     2019-07-04 by Zachary Robbins (GPS Track)
     2019-09-12 by Jayson H (GPS Track)
     2020-03-11 by Mike Trimble (GPS Track)
     2020-05-31 by Nick I
     2020-06-07 by Patrick Clay
     2020-07-02 by Collin Sweeney
     2020-09-04 by Scott Leslie
     2020-11-25 by Trey Penland
     2021-08-28 by Loyd Patterson (GPS Track)
     2022-04-02 by Brandon Girard (GPS Track)
     2022-04-17 by Alexander Barinov (GPS Track)
     2022-07-02 by Steven Fishback (GPS Track)
     2022-09-02 by Amber Gibbs (GPS Track)
     2023-05-18 by Veronica Ashcroft

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Balsam Cone is the peak just to the left of the blow down which is on top of Big Tom. (2013-04-23). Photo by Bruce Hicks.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 360 ft/110 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 440 ft/134 m
  Line Parent: Mount Craig
  Key Col: 6240 ft/1902 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 0.9 mi/1.45 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.7775, -82.2617
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Craig  (SSW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Central Blue Ridge Ranges
Range5: Black Mountains
Ridges/DividesBlack Mountains Crest
Drainage BasinsNolichucky
French Broad
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: National Forests in North Carolina (Highest Point)
Wilderness/Special Area: Black Mountain-Middle Creek RNA
Topo MapMount Mitchell O35082g3 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Mt Craig and the Black Mountain Crest from Mt Mitchell (2014-05-20).
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