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Ascent of Big Ridge on 2018-05-16

Climber: Henry Pharr

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Hitchhiking
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Big Ridge
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:495 ft / 150 m

Ascent Trip Report

I followed the advice of many experienced PBs and turned off at the FAA Towers, the water tank and the area across from Mount Moriah Church. The tank parking lot appeared to be highest point with a GPS reading of 503 feet (may be inaccurate). At any rate, got the HP. Many excavations in this area so avoided the man-made berms.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:15 ft / 4 m
    Total Elevation Loss:15 ft / 4 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Grade/Class:Grade 1
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Open Country
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy and Humid Day
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:Unmainted Road, trail
    Start Trailhead:NC 27 Highway, Towers and pull off  480 ft / 146 m
    Time:2 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:15 ft / 4 m
    Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:Unmaintained trail
    End Trailhead:Pull off, Towers and NC 27  480 ft / 146 m
    Time:3 Minutes



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