Ascent of Craggy Pinnacle on 2019-05-24

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, May 24, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Craggy Pinnacle
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5892 ft / 1795 m

Ascent Trip Report

Second time for me, but first time for my wife. I took her here because of the amazing views (just one day after the tough hikes in the Black Mountains to Maple Camp Bald and Buncombe Horse Range Ridge).

It was a gorgeous day so we headed up to the Parkway to the Visitors Center and decided on this peak for a great vista. The trail was crowded and the pinnacle bluffs as well, but nothing really compares to the views here in this part of NC. If I was to advise anyone on a short hike to great views in this State, I would pick this one!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:208 ft / 63 m
    Total Elevation Loss:208 ft / 63 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.7 mi / 2.7 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:208 ft / 63 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Maintained Trail and Open Country
    Start Trailhead:Pull off on Maintained Road  5684 ft / 1732 m
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:208 ft / 63 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:Open Country and Maintained Trail
    End Trailhead:Pull off on Maintained Road  5684 ft / 1732 m
    Time:20 Minutes

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