Ascent of Meditation Mountain on 2011-12-03

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, December 3, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Meditation Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:3400 ft / 1036 m

Ascent Trip Report

On the Blue Ridge Parkway, park on the grassy shoulder at mile 262.2 (Daniels Gap), where the Mountain-to-Sea Trail crosses. Follow the MST eastbound for 0.1 mile, then bushwhack up the ridge another 0.1 mile to an old woods road. Follow the road to the left 0.4 miles, and then bushwhack up to the summit.

The name suggests that this may be a long-abandoned real estate development. The summit, forested with mature pine, is quite serene.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:227 ft / 69 m
    Total Elevation Loss:227 ft / 69 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:227 ft / 69 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:MST eastbound, bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:3173 ft / 967 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:227 ft / 69 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    End Trailhead:3173 ft / 967 m
    Time:15 Minutes

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