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Ascent of Fork Ridge on 2020-08-30

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Sunday, August 30, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fork Ridge
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5960 ft / 1816 m

Ascent Trip Report

See my 8/30/20 ascent of Waterrock Knob for the full trip report.

Descending on the unofficial but yellow-blazed Plott Balsams Trail, the ascent up this peak is short but steep in places. The summit is just to the left of the trail if you are heading towards Plott Balsam Mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:140 ft / 42 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:140 ft / 42 m
    Route:Plott Balsams Trail
    Start Trailhead:Waterrock Knob Overlook  5820 ft / 1773 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Plott Balsams Traverse

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Yellow Face2020-08-30212 ft / 65 m
2Waterrock Knob2020-08-30472 ft / 144 m
3Browning Knob2020-08-30420 ft / 128 m
4Mount Lyn Lowry2020-08-30420 ft / 128 m
5Plott Balsam Mountain2020-08-30268 ft / 82 m
6Fork Ridge2020-08-30140 ft / 43 m
Total Trip Gain: 1932 ft / 590 m



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