Ascent of Big Laurel Mountain on 2013-10-26

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, October 26, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Laurel Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:4105 ft / 1251 m

Ascent Trip Report

Big Laurel Knob is a 1-mile round trip from the gate on FS2074, NW of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The first half of the hike is gently downhill on the road. When the road turns sharply left, follow an abandoned road on the right past a gate into an open field that's popular with deer hunters. Head up the left side of the clearing into the woods and you may find a hunters' path that will lead you near the top. You don't have to go all the way to the 4105 spot elevation, because the eastern peak has a 4160 contour.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:225 ft / 68 m
    Extra Gain:80 ft / 24 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Trailhead:FS road 2074  4040 ft / 1231 m
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack

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