Ascent of Onslow County High Point on 2018-08-31

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, August 31, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Onslow County High Point
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:112 ft / 34 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a tricky HP. It is near the Jones and Lenoir County HPs as well. As with most low county high points, there are a number of multiple points where the HP is within 1-2 feet of variance. I decided to visit Area 7, which had been described previously as follows:

The northern area is a skinny ridge north of Potters Hill Road just east of the Duplin County line that appears to be a short walk through rows of timber. We parked at a pullout on the county line and tried to follow the rows N/NE to the ridge. This area had been clear-cut when Dillmore visited in 2008, and it has been replanted in pines that have not grown enough to choke out the briars.

Yes, Yes, the briars and the undersbrush and spiders and snakes and poison ivy. Best way to conquer this area is with long pants and long shirt and cap. March into the brush and just hope you get out with no bites or infestation.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:30 ft / 9 m
    Total Elevation Loss:30 ft / 9 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.4 mi / 0.6 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy and Humid Day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Bushwack from Road
    Start Trailhead:Pull off on Maintained Road  82 ft / 24 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Bushwack to Road
    End Trailhead:Pull off on Maintained Road  82 ft / 24 m
    Time:15 Minutes

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