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Ascent of Headforemost Mountain on 2016-06-22

Climber: Mike Stinson

Others in Party:Jeremy Stinson
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Headforemost Mountain
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:3730 ft / 1136 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left car at Black Rock Hill overlook on Blue Ridge Parkway and walked south & west on parkway to road crossing marked "3194" on USGS topo map. Took gravel road south (or SSE) to gated intersection with another gravel / Jeep road. From there bushwhacked more or less south to the summit area, keeping the steeper northeast slopes to our left. Used GPS to confirm summit once in the area. There's quite a bit of herbaceous undergrowth along parts of this route in summer. Reversed our route to the Blue Ridge Parkway, then crossed parkway and headed for Floyd Mountain (see separate trip report).
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:538 ft / 163 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:538 ft / 163 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:north ridge
    Start Trailhead:Black Rock Hill Overlook  3192 ft / 972 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
Ascent Part of Trip: Headforemost and Floyd (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Headforemost Mountain2016-06-22538 ft / 164 m
2Floyd Mountain2016-06-22566 ft / 173 m
Total Trip Gain: 1104 ft / 337 m    Total Trip Loss: 566 ft / 173 m



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