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Ascent of Birdstand Mountain on 2009-02-14

Climber: Jeff Rinehart

Date:Saturday, February 14, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Birdstand Mountain
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5280 ft / 1609 m

Ascent Trip Report

There's a faint spur trail to the summit of this mountain starting on it's southeastern slope. The trail will soon peter out when it gets close to the summit due to the vegetation and rocks. Easiest way up is to stay on the large rocks as much as possible traveling in a northwest direction. There are some decent views up top and near the top but nothing too wonderful.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:290 ft / 88 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:290 ft / 88 m
    Distance:2.3 mi / 3.7 km
    Route:Fork Mountain trail
    Start Trailhead:Base of High Top  4990 ft / 1520 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: ForkMtn-LittleEastFork

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1High Top2009-02-142001 ft / 610 m
2Birdstand Mountain2009-02-14290 ft / 88 m
Total Trip Gain: 2291 ft / 698 m



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