Ascent of Big Junction on 2019-08-06

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Junction
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:5360 ft / 1633 m

Ascent Trip Report

Number 4 of a seven peak challenge. This unmarked peak lies to the west of Huckleberry Knob near the TN border. The trail is listed officially as Snowbird Creek Trail #64. Pull off to park is on the left just below the trailhead.

The trail is overgrown in summer but not to hard to find. Peak is wooded and shrouded with mountain laurel and rhododendron. Be careful to stay on the ridge, as the drop offs to the east and west are severe.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:83 ft / 25 m
    Trailhead:5277 ft / 1608 m
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy

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