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Tar Hole Plains Dune, North Carolina


Prominence: 44 ft, 13 m

Elevation: 44 feet, 13 meters


True Isolation: 10.07 mi, 16.21 km
Peak TypeUnofficially Named Peak
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)35° 10' 44'' N, 75° 47' 15'' W
35.178817, -75.787573 (Dec Deg)
428289 E 3893157 N, Zone 18 (UTM)
CountryUnited States
State/ProvinceNorth Carolina
County/Second Level RegionHyde (Highest Point)
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     Island CoHPs (Rank #24)
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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered Peakbagger.com users: 4
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 3)

Selected Trip Reports:
     2021-07-25 by Henry Pharr
     2021-09-16 by Andy Hatzos (GPS Track)
     2022-04-09 by Steven Fishback (GPS Track)

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This sand dune has been built up over the decades since the USGS topographic map was made, and it is now the highest point on Ocracoke Island and Hyde County. As of 2021, it seems pretty stable and will likely remain the high point for some time into the future, barring a disaster such as a major hurricane.
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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 44 ft/13 m
  Optimistic Prominence: 44 ft/13 m
  Key Col: Atlantic Ocean    0 ft/0 m
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 10.07 mi/16.21 km
   Isolation Limit Point: 35.234185, -75.622883
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Hatteras Island High Point  (ENE)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Piedmont-Southeast Coast
Range4: Piedmont
Range5: Eastern Carolina Piedmont
Range6: Outer Banks
Drainage BasinsAtlantic-Eastern USA
Atlantic Ocean
IslandOcracoke Island (Highest Point)
OwnershipLand: Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Topo MapGreen Island O35075b7 1:24,000
Data SourceGPS Reading or LIDAR



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