Ascent of Alex Mountain on 2013-01-02

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Karen Musser
Daniel Musser <1846>; Sarah Musser
Date:Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Alex Mountain
    Elevation:4080 ft / 1243 m

Ascent Trip Report

Agree with other reports, finding the TH in this confusing subdivision is the challenge. Parked at intersection with Alex Mountain Road and Wild Bird Lane (there is a gravel pull out) this avoids being in the way of the nice private homes in the area. Hiked up the grassy utility easement to avoid the public road until it deadends into a very steep paved maintenance road to the water tank and the radio tower. This is steep for ashpalt. At the top there are decent views. There is another trail that hops over a few knobs and ends up at another water tower on the other end. Somewhere along the way is the true HP.

Stopped at the Mountain Junction Store off of NC SR 106. This is neat country store to check in and get some refreshments. Then off to NC to bag some 6k peaks.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:410 ft / 124 m
    Extra Gain:25 ft / 7 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Utility Easement and Roadbed
    Trailhead:Intersection with Alex Mtn Rd and Wild Bird Lane  3720 ft / 1133 m
    Grade/Class:1 and 1+
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy

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