Ascent of Buffalo Knob on 2010-11-27

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, November 27, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Buffalo Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:1480 ft / 451 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a short bushwhack through briars and saplings. The hilltop was burned off in the last few years, and the side facing NC18 is now planted in pine.

From NC 18, duck under the gate and follow the gravel road up to the saddle between the two summits. The tower is not in Lincoln County so you can ignore the hill on the R. Near the saddle there's a short road on the L that leads toward the Lincoln HP, but it soon ends and the rest of the walk is miserable and unrewarding. The hunter stand mentioned in previous reports is gone. Evidently, deer are smarter than COHPers.

My 47th COHP and 24th in NC.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:200 ft / 60 m
    Total Elevation Loss:200 ft / 60 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:200 ft / 60 m
    Route:Gravel road then bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Gate on NC18  1280 ft / 390 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:200 ft / 60 m
    Route:Bushwhack back to gravel road
    End Trailhead:Gate on NC18  1280 ft / 390 m

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