Ascent of Gordon Mountain on 2013-11-10
|Date:||Sunday, November 10, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||636 ft / 193 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFred Lobdell's access directions on cohp.org are still good.
This is game land and is best avoided during deer season. I hiked it on Sunday, when no hunting is allowed in NC. The summit route goes right past a deerstand. I saw 3 deer crossing the road within range of the stand.
There are several woods roads on the mountain, so GPS is helpful. In general, you want to take the right turns on the way up. The bushwhack Fred described is no longer a problem. There's now a logging road that goes to the top of the mountain from the saddle between the peaks.
On the way up, I visited the old firetower site. Not sure why they didn't put the tower on the HP.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||406 ft / 123 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||406 ft / 123 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||2.3 mi / 3.7 km|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Gain on way in:||306 ft / 93 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 206 ft / 62 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m|
| Loss on way in:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 1.9 km|
| Start Trailhead:||White Store Road 430 ft / 131 m|
| Time:||30 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||306 ft / 93 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 206 ft / 62 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m|
| Gain on way out:||100 ft / 30 m|
| Distance:||1.1 mi / 1.8 km|
| End Trailhead:||White Store Road 430 ft / 131 m|
| Time:||25 Minutes|
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