Rich Mountain, North Carolina

Prominence: 782 ft, 239 m

Elevation: 4782 feet, 1458 meters

True Isolation: 3.58 mi, 5.76 km
Elevation Info:NAVD88 Elevation: 4782 ft / 1458 m
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)36° 14' 8'' N, 81° 42' 22'' W
36.235573, -81.706124 (Dec Deg)
436548 E 4010309 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionWatauga

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Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 20
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Selected Trip Reports:
     2011-07-21 by Tom Layton
     2013-07-01 by jeff branin (Unsuccessful)
     2014-06-30 by jeff branin
     2018-06-01 by Henry Pharr
     2020-10-11 by Scott Leslie (Unsuccessful)
     2021-10-02 by Henry Pharr

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Prominent ridge overlooking Boone NC. One of three mountains in Watauga County named Rich. Sometimes confused with Howard's Knob, a subpeak to the SE that once had the US's largest windmill.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 782 ft/239 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 822 ft/251 m
  Key Col: 4000 ft/1219 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 3.58 mi/5.76 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 36.2875, -81.7058
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Harmon Knob  (N)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Western Blue Ridge Ranges
Range5: Beech-Snake-Rich
Drainage BasinsWatauga
South Fork Holston
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapBoone O36081b6 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
This peak was submitted to the database by Tom Layton.

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