Ascent of Occoneechee Mountain on 2011-09-17

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Date:Saturday, September 17, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Occoneechee Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:860 ft / 262 m

Ascent Trip Report

Occoneechee Mountain is located in a state natural area that seems to get a lot of use. Despite being a drizzly day, there were a dozen cars at the trailhead. The boundary of the natural area ends just short of the summit, but there are no posted signs. There is a summit tower, but it is enclosed by a fence and the lower steps are removed. Within this fence is where the highest point appears to be located. A benchmark about 40 feet away points to the center of the summit tower. I was not able to find any other benchmarks neither in nor out of the fenced area. Fortunately this area is small and it can be easily walked around in order to claim this highpoint according to County Highpointing protocol.
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