Ascent of Mount Lyn Lowry on 2016-07-23

Climber: Mike Stinson

Others in Party:Jeremy Stinson
Date:Saturday, July 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Lyn Lowry
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6240 ft / 1901 m

Ascent Trip Report

Continuing our Plott Balsam traverse, we followed an unofficial but obvious trail down from the top of Browning Knob (steep in spots), past the south end of Fork Ridge, across a saddle near a small house, along a stretch of grassy roadway, past a wooden lookout tower, and then back into the woods and up to the summit. After tagging the true summit (not at but near an obvious pipe and concrete marker just off the trail), we continued on to the base of the large cross and nearby memorial plaque before heading onwards towards Plott Balsam. Peak four of our traverse for the day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:390 ft / 118 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:390 ft / 118 m
    Route:unofficial trail and grassy roadway
    Start Trailhead:Browning Knob  5850 ft / 1783 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Plott Balsam Traverse (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Yellow Face2016-07-23 a394 ft / 120 m
2Waterrock Knob2016-07-23 b487 ft / 148 m
3Browning Knob2016-07-23 c155 ft / 47 m
4Fork Ridge2016-07-23 d 
5Mount Lyn Lowry2016-07-23 e390 ft / 119 m
6Plott Balsam Mountain2016-07-23 f318 ft / 97 m
7Mount Lyn Lowry2016-07-23 g550 ft / 168 m
8Browning Knob2016-07-23 h 
9Waterrock Knob2016-07-23 i30 ft / 9 m
Total Trip Gain: 2324 ft / 708 m    Total Trip Loss: 609 ft / 185 m

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