Ascent of Icy Knob on 2013-03-29
|Date:||Friday, March 29, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||3000 ft / 914 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI believe Icy Knob is the highest point in the South Mountains. There are three nearby peaks--Buzzard Roost, Propst Mountain and Hickory Knob--that all top out in 2960 contours on the USGS maps. Buzzard Roost shows a spot elevation of 2980 on the quad and 2992 on the data sheet for Benchmark Buzzard. None of the others have BMs or spot elevations. However, my GPS map (from Garmin, based on USGS 1:24,000 topo) showed a 3000 contour atop Icy Knob.
Note: The summit of Icy Knob is in a gated community, and the owners have had problems with trespassers. Out of respect for their privacy, I have removed my route information. If you need contact information, let me know.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||300 ft / 91 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||0.7 mi / 1.1 km|
| Trailhead:||Roper Hollow Road 2700 ft / 822 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
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