Plott Balsam Mountain, North Carolina

Prominence: 368 ft, 113 m

Elevation: 6088 feet, 1856 meters

True Isolation: 1.61 mi, 2.6 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 6088 ft / 1856 m
Local or Alternate Name(s)Alternate: Enos Plott Balsam
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 28' 49'' N, 83° 5' 18'' W
35.480224, -83.088345 (Dec Deg)
310541 E 3928305 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionHaywood

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     Southern Appalachian 6000-foot Peaks (Rank #26)
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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 83
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 78)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2001-12-20 by Kevin Hessler
     2009-04-11 by Jeff Rinehart
     2012-04-06 by William Sanderson
     2012-08-12 by Shannon Dillmore
     2013-03-16 by Eric Bruce
     2015-04-12 by Rusty Shackleford
     2015-05-24 by Matthew Sleeper
     2015-05-29 by Albert Wolff (GPS Track)
     2015-11-08 by Bradley R (GPS Track)
     2016-04-05 by Bryan Marchant
     2016-07-23 by Mike Stinson
     2016-09-20 by Tom Layton
     2016-11-13 by Dylan Addis (GPS Track)
     2017-05-20 by Zachary Robbins (GPS Track)
     2017-12-04 by Ken Durham
     2018-08-04 by Mark Prosser (GPS Track)
     2019-05-05 by Keith Turner
     2019-11-21 by Mike Trimble (GPS Track)
     2019-12-28 by Bobby Schultz
     2020-07-19 by Garth Brown (GPS Track)
     2020-08-01 by Patrick Clay
     2020-08-30 by Scott Leslie
     2021-03-14 by Brooks Sizemore
     2021-04-09 by Barrett Wood
     2021-09-04 by Jeff Wadley

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Hike overview with comming off Lyn Lowery the wrong side (2020-07-19). Photo by Garth Brown.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 368 ft/113 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 408 ft/125 m
  Line Parent: Mount Lyn Lowry
  Key Col: 5720 ft/1743 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 1.61 mi/2.6 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.4642, -83.1092
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Mount Lyn Lowry  (SW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Central Blue Ridge Ranges
Range5: Plott Balsams
Drainage BasinsPigeon
French Broad
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapHazelwood O35083d1 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Profile (2020-07-19). Photo by Garth Brown.
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Not much of a view from the summit (2021-03-14). Photo by Brooks Sizemore.
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