Ascent of Mount Craig on 2018-08-25

Climber: Henry Pharr

Others in Party:Charlie Furr\
David Short
Hardin Pharr
Salem Suber
Date:Saturday, August 25, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Craig
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6647 ft / 2026 m

Ascent Trip Report

2nd peak in our Black Mountain Crest Trail hike.

Had a little bit of trouble finding the trailhead from the high parking lot off NC 128, but head north you will see it just past the picnic tables. The trail was well maintained crush stone on the more-steeper-than-I-expected descent to the gap. From that point on the trail was rougher and ascended steadily to the summit of Mount Craig, which affords some tremendous views to the South and West. Made a mental note of the climb for the way back.

Nice metal plaque near the summit explains the origin of the name.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:402 ft / 122 m
    Total Elevation Loss:402 ft / 122 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:402 ft / 122 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Maintained Trail, Rock Scramble
    Start Trailhead:Parking lot at Trail   6245 ft / 1903 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:402 ft / 122 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Rock Scramble, Maintained Trail
    End Trailhead:Parking Lot at Trail End  6245 ft / 1903 m
    Time:30 Minutes

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