Ascent of Hoke County High Point on 2017-07-28

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, July 28, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Hoke County High Point
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:550 ft / 167 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hoke County HP.

Directions: From Raeford, take NC 211 north for 8.8 miles and turn right on Old NC 211-McCain Road. You will pass a correctional facility on the left and then the shuttered State Sanitarium which is gated, wired, and heavily monitored. The HP is somewhere within the building which lies on the top of a prominent hill. The closest I came to the same elevation was a short walk to the NE corner of the fence. Also tried to approach the building off of NC 211 from the west, but that led to a dead end full of metal wire and building materials.

Good background on the history of this institution in Tom Layton's report.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:20 ft / 6 m
    Total Elevation Loss:20 ft / 6 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Overcast
partly Cloudy with low hanging clouds
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Car Drive and walk up
    Start Trailhead:Pull off on Maintained Road  530 ft / 161 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:20 ft / 6 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Car Drive and Walk Up
    End Trailhead:Pull off on Maintained Road  530 ft / 161 m
    Time:10 Minutes

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