Ascent of Little Snowball Mountain on 2019-06-14

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, June 14, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Little Snowball Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:4720 ft / 1438 m

Ascent Trip Report

Part 3 on a four part hike to Little Snowball Mountain NE.

From the summit of Hawkbill Knob, the trail dives steeply down to Snowball Gap before climbing gradually to the ridge that leads to this HP. There is a sign representing the summit, but the actual to highest point is found on a faint deer trail to a false HP and then on to another tree filled summit. Not a bad bushwhack even in summer. Just need to keep the higher ground in view. Nothing to see on top except some strange fungi. Retraced my steps downhill to the dedicated trail. Maybe better views in Winter. At any rate, it is a clean HP, but not glorious in any way.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:963 ft / 293 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Beetree Gap
    Trailhead:Pull off on Maintained Road  3757 ft / 1145 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes

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