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Ascent of Black Mountain on 2018-04-05

Climber: Alden Holmes

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, April 5, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Black Mountain
    Location:USA-Kentucky
    Elevation:4139 ft / 1261 m

Ascent Trip Report

Black Mountain was an easy mile and a half walk to the top. I parked at the overlook where the road to the peak leaves the main road. After walking it, the road is certainly in good enough condition to drive all the way to the peak if one so desired. I just preferred to walk. I did download, sign, and had the waiver witnessed (by the guy at the desk at the hotel). I carried it with me, but the one local I met on my way down just said hi and drove on by.

It’s was a long day, leaving Greensboro at 5am, hitting Mount Rogers, driving further west to hit Black Mountain, and then the drive back to Greensboro. I made it back about 8pm, tired and hungry. Now I have a day and a half of soccer before I can start on NC, SC, GA, and TN high points.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm



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