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Ascent of Fork Ridge on 2015-05-24

Climber: Matthew Sleeper

Date:Sunday, May 24, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fork Ridge
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5960 ft / 1816 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is on the trail to Lyn Lowry. With 0ft prominence you'll want to check that you're there by GPS. Decent views along the path. The trail is still well marked at this point but is narrow. Note: there are lots of blackberries. It gets worse on the far side of this peak. Not as many thorns as the variety as I'm used to in Maine, but I still look like it was death by a thousand papercuts.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: Plott Balsam Adv (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Yellow Face2015-05-23 
2Waterrock Knob2015-05-24 
3Browning Knob2015-05-24 
4Fork Ridge2015-05-24 
5Mount Lyn Lowry2015-05-24 
6Plott Balsam Mountain2015-05-24 



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