Ascent of Luark Hill on 2018-09-02

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, September 2, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Hi-Clearance Vehicle
Peak:Luark Hill
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:35 ft / 10 m

Ascent Trip Report

Visited this summit first in 2013 with my wife. Absolute essential key is to call Joshua at Corolla Jeep Adventures to get you where you want to be on the beach and near the knee-grinding surge up all 66 feet to the HP (for now) of Currituck County. On my initial visit, we strolled leisurely to the HP, but this time I had to bag this peak and the Three Dunes area to the south in order to properly claim this HP. Therefore I hiked it quickly.

Despite the debate, Luark remains a peculiarly remote and beautiful climb and vista to see the ocean and sound that border this thin barrier peninsula. Still have sand in boots from there and memories of the wild horses that have roamed in this area since colonial times. They are small and sturdy but not beautiful. True survivors for 500 years. When they look at you (by State law you are not supposed to touch or feed them), I see stamina and readiness. But that is a anthropomorphic response. They are probably dismissing me as one of the hundreds of humans who bother them as they survive together.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:35 ft / 10 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Low Clouds
Foggy with patches of Sun
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:35 ft / 10 m
    Route:Car Drive and walk up
    Start Trailhead:Beach Drive and Dune Hike  0 ft / 0 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:Walk Down
    End Trailhead:Dune Hike and Beach Drive  

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