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Bob Stratton Bald
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Highest point
Elevation 5,360 ft (1,630 m)
Prominence 1,040 ft (320 m)
Geography
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.

Description

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.

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