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Ascent of Fork Ridge on 2016-07-23

Climber: Mike Stinson

Others in Party:Jeremy Stinson
Date:Saturday, July 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Fork Ridge
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5960 ft / 1816 m

Ascent Trip Report

While heading for Lyn Lowry, I tagged the top of this ridge junction where Fork Ridge meets the ridge between Browning Knob and Lyn Lowry. Another trail appeared to leave the yellow-blazed trail I was following here; not sure where it goes, but perhaps follows Fork Ridge northwards?
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Part of Trip: Plott Balsam Traverse (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
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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