Ascent of Peach Bottom Mountain-Peak 4120 on 2018-02-22

Climber: Henry Pharr

Date:Thursday, February 22, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Peach Bottom Mountain-Peak 4120
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:4120 ft / 1255 m

Ascent Trip Report

Peach Bottom Mountain is the little sister to Catherine's Knob. You can skirt around it on the communications towers road or hike up through lush Christmas trees to the summit where nature and technology live side by side, as the hum of the tower mixes with the wind swaying the trees.

DIRECTIONS: See my Catherine Knob post.

HIKE: Forget what the topo map or the internet maps show, this is a tough road climb that finally levels out in the grass at the summit. To continue to Catherine Knob (Alleghany HP), descend steeply from the summit through the tree farm and pick up the communications tower road below.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:620 ft / 188 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:Gravel Road/Open Field
    Trailhead:3500 ft / 1066 m
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Cool, Windy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Time:25 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:15 Minutes

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