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Ascent of Sharp Knob on 2013-04-20

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, April 20, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Sharp Knob
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:4532 ft / 1381 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took the roadway from Elkins to Marlinton and pulled over at Mine Road. This road is in excellent shape all the way to the top. This is a nice hiking area with many trails, excellent signed gravel roads (forest roads) and reasonable grades. I had little time for a long hike as I needed to open Mark's cabin and buy groceries and I had already captured 2 peaks over 4500 feet that morning.

I parked at a known benchmark and hiked up the trail to the towers at the top. No views!. It was 39F when I left and warmed to 44 F when I got down.
I left at 1:20 and was down at 2:00 PM
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:406 ft / 124 m
    Extra Gain:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:PR gravel road 24 to tower access road
    Trailhead:near intersection of FR 368 & PR 24  4146 ft / 1263 m
    Grade/Class:1
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
39F cool



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