Max Patch Trip Report (#21398)
- Signed By: Carolyn Large Wieland of St Petersburg, Florida, United States
- Date submitted: August 25, 2008
- Date(s) climbed: 1st time summer 1952
- Number of People Encountered:0-10 people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
My family moved to Spring Creek, NC in December 1949 when I was in 6th grade.Then we moved to Roaring Fork with I was in 8th grade before moving to Little Creek where we lived until I finished 11th grade. That summer we moved to Max Patch and settled into a house at the foot of the summit. My brothers, sisters and I climbed to the summit almost daily. The mountain was used as pasture land at that time. Cattle grazed on the hillside along with sheep at that time. When people came to see the marker at the top of the mountian my brothers used to open the gate that led to the summit. They often tipped the boys for their service. Whenever we visit the area we make the trek to the top. I will be visiting again in October on my way south for the winter. My roots are deep in the mountains of North Carolina.