Ascent of Cane Creek Mountains on 2011-03-05
|Date:||Saturday, March 5, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Summit:||Car|
|Peak:||Cane Creek Mountains|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||970 ft / 295 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSome of the driving directions posted elsewhere need to be fine-tuned.
From I-40/85 westbound near Burlington NC:
Zero the odometer at the bottom of Exit 149 and head S on NC 49.
8.8 L on Beale Road
10.3 L on Mount Hermon-Rock Creek Road
12.0 R on Fire Tower Road
12.1 pavement ends
12.8 L at fork past Private Property sign
13.0 arrive at foot of firetower.
I didn't see the security cameras mentioned in previous reports, and the only deterrent I saw was the "Private Property" sign, which looked more like a government sign than something put up by a homeowner. Perhaps it refers to the cell tower or fire tower. As I arrived, another car was leaving the summit. The gravel road has been improved and can be driven by car all the way to the top--just watch out for a couple of oil-pan rocks on the way up.
There's a rock outcropping across the road from the firetower that might be a candidate for the HP.
My 63rd COHP, 31st in NC, and 3rd of the day.
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| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds|
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