Ascent of Glade Mountain on 2014-03-22
|Date:||Saturday, March 22, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||3640 ft / 1109 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe name "Glade Mountain" is not marked on the topo, though "The Glade" is marked on a valley to the southeast. Listsofjohn calls this peak 3660. It's the highest point on the Eastern Continental Divide between NC9 (Lakey Gap) and I-40 (Swannanoa Gap).
I did this as part of the Swannanoa Valley Museum's series of monthly Rim Hike series, which accesses the ridge from private land. For public access, start on High Rock Acres Road (off NC9 south of Lackey Gap) at the gated road that accesses the communications towers on the summit. I would estimate about 1.6 miles round trip with 550 feet climbing. If you continue to unranked Evans Knob, it would be about 3 miles roundtrip. The ridgeline path is steep in places.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||880 ft / 268 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1240 ft / 377 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||4 mi / 6.4 km|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail|
| Gain on way in:||880 ft / 268 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 280 ft / 85 m; Extra: 600 ft / 182m|
| Loss on way in:||600 ft / 182 m|
| Distance:||2.7 mi / 4.3 km|
| Route:||Ridgeline path|
| Start Trailhead:||Driveway near Miami Mtn 3360 ft / 1024 m|
| Loss on way out:||640 ft / 195 m|
| Distance:||1.3 mi / 2.1 km|
| Route:||Tower Rd, Glencairn Hts|
| End Trailhead:||NC 9 north of Lakey Gap 3000 ft / 914 m|
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