Ascent of Luark Hill on 2018-09-02
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Sunday, September 2, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Hi-Clearance Vehicle|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||66 ft / 20 m|
Ascent Trip ReportVisited 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:||66 ft / 20 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
| Gain on way in:||66 ft / 20 m|
| Route:||Car Drive and walk up|
| Start Trailhead:||Beach Drive and Dune Hike 0 ft / 0 m|
| Route:||Walk Down|
| End Trailhead:||Dune Hike and Beach Drive |
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