Ascent of Shining Rock in 1984-06
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||6000 ft / 1828 m|
Ascent Trip ReportOut 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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