Ascent of Shining Rock on 2021-04-29
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Thursday, April 29, 2021|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||6000 ft / 1828 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHiked up Ivestor Gap trail from Black Balsam parking lot to the top of Shining. Had lunch on top of the large white quartz outcrop on top. Returned along the Art Loeb Trail over Grassy Cove Top, Tennet Mt and Black Balsam. 10.1 miles total. Only saw two people past Ivestor Gap and not many altogether. Weather was perfect: sunny, dry and shirt-sleeve temperature. Total ascent of all 4 peaks was 1,192’.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1192 ft / 363 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1192 ft / 363 m|
| Gain on way in:||1192 ft / 363 m|
| Loss on way in:||1192 ft / 363 m|
| Route:||Up Ivestor Trail, back along the Art Loeb. |
| Start Trailhead:||Black Balsam parking lot |
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