Bob Stratton Bald
|Bob Stratton Bald|
|Elevation||5,360 ft (1,630 m)|
|Prominence||1,040 ft (320 m)|
|Coordinates||35°22′24″N 83°59′35″W / 35.37333°N 83.99306°W|
|Parent range||Unicoi Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian Mountains|
Bob Stratton Bald, often referred to as Stratton Bald, is a grassy bald in the Unicoi Mountains located in the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness in the Nantahala National Forest. Its elevation is approximately 5,360 feet.
The bald is named for Robert "Bob" Stratton (1825-1864), whose family lived on the bald.
The bald is subdivided into two smaller balds: Stratton Bald (elevation 5,360 feet), and Bob Bald (elevation 5,280 feet). Together, they make up Bob Stratton Bald. It is a typical Appalachian bald, with thick grass and few trees and is a popular hiking destination for backpackers. It is accessible via the Stratton Bald Trail (FS Trail 54), which connects to the Benton MacKaye Trail and the Cherohala Skyway.
- Unicoi Mountains
- Appalachian balds
- Nantahala National Forest
- Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest
- Hooper Bald
- ^ "Stratton Bald Joyce Kilmer Wilderness". hikingthecarolinas.com.
- ^ "Stratton Bald - Peakbagger.com". www.peakbagger.com.
- ^ Cherohala Skyway - Stratton Meadow History Archived 2009-05-03 at the Wayback Machine," 2005. Retrieved: 20 June 2008.
- ^ "Ascent to Bob Bald on 2008-06-07 - Peakbagger.com". www.peakbagger.com.
- ^ Skelton, William H. (1992). Cherokee National Forest Hiking Guide. ISBN 9781572333741. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
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