Rich Mountain Bald (Watauga County, North Carolina)

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Rich Mountain Bald
Rich Mountain Bald is located in North Carolina
Rich Mountain Bald
Rich Mountain Bald
Location in North Carolina
Highest point
Elevation5,361 ft (1,634 m) [2]
Prominence932 feet (284 m)[1]
Coordinates36°18′44″N 81°43′00″W / 36.31222°N 81.71667°W / 36.31222; -81.71667Coordinates: 36°18′44″N 81°43′00″W / 36.31222°N 81.71667°W / 36.31222; -81.71667[2]
Geography
LocationWatauga County, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent rangeBlue Ridge Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Zionville

Rich Mountain Bald (variant: Bald of Rich Mountain and Big Bald of Rich) is a mountain in the North Carolina High Country, southeast of the community of Zionville. Its elevation reaches 5,361 feet (1,634 m).

The mountain generates several feeder streams to the South Fork New River (via Meat Camp Creek[3]) and Watauga River (via Cove Creek[4]). Rich Mountain Gap[5] separates it with Snake Mountain.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rich Mountain Bald - Peakbagger.com". Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  2. ^ a b "Rich Mountain Bald". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  3. ^ "Meat Camp Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  4. ^ "Cove Creek". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-11.
  5. ^ "Rich Mountain Gap". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-09-11.