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The Peak, North Carolina


Prominence: 840 ft, 256 m

Elevation: 5160+ feet, 1573+ meters


True Isolation: 5.41 mi, 8.71 km
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 5160 - 5200 ft
    (40-foot closed contour)
NAVD88 Elevation: 5160 ft / 1573 m
    (Range 5160 - 5200 ft)
Local or Alternate Name(s)Benchmark: Trout Benchmark
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)36° 24' 12'' N, 81° 38' 37'' W
36.403246, -81.643694 (Dec Deg)
442282 E 4028868 N, Zone 17 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionAshe (Highest Point)
Links

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Other Web Sites
     The Peak at ListsOfJohn.com
     The Peak at Summits on the Air (Amateur Radio)
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Ashe, NC by Bob Packard
     CoHP.org Trip Report for Ashe, NC by Patrick Craft

Weather and Snow
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Lists that contain The Peak:
     Eastern U.S. County High Points over 4500 feet (Rank #30)
     Fifty Highest Eastern CoHPs (Rank #25)
     100 Highest Eastern CoHPs (Rank #25)
     Eastern USA 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #162)
     North Carolina 5000-foot Peaks (Rank #143)
     High Points of Counties in 13 Original States (Rank #22)
     North Carolina County High Points (Rank #16)
     Southern USA CoHPs (Rank #33)

Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered Peakbagger.com users: 30
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 30)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2011-05-30 by Tom Layton (Unsuccessful)
     2011-10-08 by Tom Layton
     2015-05-11 by Tom Layton (Unsuccessful)
     2017-12-11 by Jason Newman
     2018-03-31 by Zachary Robbins (GPS Track)
     2018-03-31 by Jonathan Blackwell (GPS Track)
     2018-04-12 by Henry Pharr
     2018-06-03 by Bradley R (GPS Track)
     2020-10-18 by Steven Fishback (GPS Track)
     2021-04-13 by Steve Hiker

Nearby Peak Searches:
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The Peak HP marker possibly (2020-10-18). Photo by Steven Fishback .
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 840 ft/256 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 920 ft/280 m
  Key Col: 4320 ft/1317 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 5.41 mi/8.71 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 36.3283, -81.6725
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Elk Knob  (SSW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Blue Ridge Mountains
Range4: Western Blue Ridge Ranges
Range5: Beech-Snake-Rich
Drainage BasinsNew
Kanawha
Ohio
Mississippi
Gulf of Mexico
Atlantic Ocean
Topo MapBaldwin Gap O36081d6 1:24,000
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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I really want to know the story here. Looks like a small airplane or glider door. (2020-10-18). Photo by Steven Fishback .
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Grand view of The Peak (2020-10-18). Photo by Steven Fishback .
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