Ascent of Tyrrell County High Point on 2018-09-01

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, September 1, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Tyrrell County High Point
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:17 ft / 5 m

Ascent Trip Report

Surprisingly, Tyrrell County's High Point is the lowest HP in North Carolina, despite the fact that it does not border on the Atlantic Ocean. Most of the County is unpopulated and part of national and state forests or other protected/private lands. Most people only blink as they pass through the County seat (Columbia) on their way to the Outer Banks.

The first HP (and the point noted in the Peakbagger website) is located on Newlands Road south of US 64 and adjacent to a family cemetery in an open field. When I visited this area you could see a slight rise in that area above the surrounding landscape. Being private property, I tried to find someone nearby to ask permission to venture onto the field, but to no avail. My GPS recorded 16 and 17 foot readings here.

I also traveled to 100 South Clover Way in Columbia where I found a distinct rise in the woods behind the adjacent neighborhood. Readings here were likewise between 15 and 17 feet.

Please see Tom Layton's excellent analysis in his post on the PB website.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Total Elevation Loss:10 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Open Country
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy and Humid Day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Start Trailhead:Maintained Road  7 ft / 2 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Bushwack to Road
    End Trailhead:Maintained Road  7 ft / 2 m
    Time:5 Minutes

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