Ascent of Dogback Mountain on 2011-12-10

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, December 10, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dogback Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:3520 ft / 1072 m

Ascent Trip Report

The Kistler Highway (old NC105) follows the ridge of Dogback Mountain. Heading south from NC183 at Linville Falls, go 7.2 miles and park on the L shoulder just as the road starts to descend. A well-worn trail leads 100 yards NE to the fire ring on the summit and an outstanding view of Table Rock across the Linville Gorge.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:30 ft / 9 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Trailhead:Kistler Highway  3490 ft / 1063 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Clear

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