Ascent of Blue Ridge Mountain-North Peak on 2018-07-15
|Date:||Sunday, July 15, 2018|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Blue Ridge Mountain-North Peak|
| Elevation:||3040 ft / 926 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe approached from the South Peak. The trail shown on the USGS topo map leaving the Canty trail at around 3,020 feet is long gone. However, good progress can be made through fairly open forest by sticking to the east side of the ridge at or below 3000 feet, dropping down into the drainage to 2,800 feet or so, then ascending the North Peak from the southeast. Travel is generally easier to the east than it is sticking to the ridgeline from the South Peak. There are some lovely beech and maple glades. Also lots of stinging nettle, so wear pants if hiking in the summertime. The North Peak itself is fairly uninteresting and affords no views. There is a register jar in good shape.
A VAST trail climbs from the Wildcat Road through the col between the North and South Peaks, and would provide quicker access to the North Peak, if one were not going for both Blue Ridges on the same hike.
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