Ascent of Bee Mountain on 2018-08-16

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, August 16, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Bee Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:2946 ft / 897 m

Ascent Trip Report

Climbed this wooded peak as the first part of a loop trail in the Wilson Creek area of Pisgah National Forest. The trailhead (Timber Ridge Trail #262) can be accessed from the north off the BRP onto Roseborough Road. Likewise, from the south take the same road north from the village of Mortimer. There is a small parking lot near the trailhead. Take care to find the correct path, as many side trails converge here. I had to back track .5 miles after heading in the wrong direction.

The trail initially ascends steadily next to a creek bed, but then turns straight up the ridge and climbs steeply. The topo map is a bit deceiving here. The trail just misses the summit, which can be accessed on deer path to the north. No BM found.

This is a great hike to take in conjunction with Hunt Fish Falls and Gragg Prong Falls, both of which lie in the valleys to the west and east of the HP.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:812 ft / 247 m
    Total Elevation Loss:812 ft / 247 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy and and Mild temperatures
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:812 ft / 247 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:Maintained Trail
    Start Trailhead:Parking Lot off Roseborough Road  2134 ft / 650 m
    Time:50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:812 ft / 247 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route:Trail and Maintained roadbed
    End Trailhead:Parking Lot off Roseborough Road  2134 ft / 650 m
    Time:30 Minutes

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