Ascent of Shining Rock in 1984-06

Climber: William Sanderson

Date:June, 1984
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Shining Rock
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6000 ft / 1828 m

Ascent Trip Report

Out and back hike from the Black Balsam road end. Mission was to photograph quartzite rocks at the summit for the book "Mythic Places of the Cherokee".
Have since hiked to the summit many times, and it is always a special place. The geology is just awe-inspiring, and the deep history of human use of the fine quartzite material is palpable.
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