Ascent of The Pinnacle on 2019-03-24

Climber: Jeb Ware

Date:Sunday, March 24, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:The Pinnacle
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:1690 ft / 515 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started at the trailhead at 8:10am, I think I was the third party to summit that morning. At least, I saw one party leaving the summit right as I arrived, and another was there at the summit, and we chatted briefly.

Had a decent view back to the Charlotte skyline (to the east), through a bit of haze, and to what I assume are the South Mountains (to the northwest).

Saw probably 75-100 people going up on my way down, arriving back at the trailhead at about 10:10.

There had been a prescribed burn two days before, with lots of blackened forest floor in the woods to the south of the trail, with a lot of spots still smoldering, and a couple of dead trees still in flames. And as I returned to the trailhead, a ranger came and closed the Pinnacle trail to further hikers, I assume because of the flareups.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:813 ft / 247 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4.2 mi / 6.8 km
    Route:Pinnacle Trail
    Trailhead:877 ft / 267 m
    Weather:clear, chilly, calm, breezy at summit
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Time:45 Minutes

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