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Ascent to Stone Mountain-Knoll south of summit on 2015-08-15

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, August 15, 2015
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Point Reached:Stone Mountain - Knoll south of summit
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:4400 ft / 1341 m

Ascent Trip Report

I hiked with a group from the Blue Ridge Conservancy to visit newly acquired land on the south ridge of Stone Mountain. If the Pond Mountain access road is closed, this would be a good summit route. Trailhead is at 1975 Burnt School Road, Creston NC. This is at the end of the road across from a fenced cemetery. Gravel road is gated but hikers are welcome. Summit climb would be about 2.5 miles and 1200 gain on gravel road, mostly open fields with great views. Our group went as far as spot marked on the topo as LR 425, elevation 4393.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:600 ft / 182 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Blue Ridge Conservancy Road
    Trailhead:Burnt School Road cemetery  3800 ft / 1158 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike



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