Ascent of Gravel Knob on 2013-12-07

Climber: Shannon Dillmore

Date:Saturday, December 7, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Gravel Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:4852 ft / 1478 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at Devil's Fork Gap. Was a nice pleasant walk along the AT, although views aren't really to be had anywhere on this route. Didn't matter, it was foggy. I did Green Ridge Knob and Flint Mountain along this route, but if this is your sole objective you're looking at about 12.4 miles round trip. I found the bushwhack to be a rather gentle slope and not too ugly by walking past the peak on the AT and heading up from 36.06044 N, 82.62855 W (probably also helped that the foliage was gone). No escaping the thicket of briars on the summit. I couldn't find the benchmark - reports suggest it's buried 18 inches under the ground - but I did find two directional markers pointing at it.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2809 ft / 855 m
    Elevation Loss:2809 ft / 855 m
    Distance:12.4 mi / 20 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2260 ft / 688 m
    Extra Loss:495 ft / 150 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route:AT from Devil's Fork Gap
    Trailhead:Devil's Fork Gap  3087 ft / 940 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2314 ft / 705 m
    Extra Gain:549 ft / 167 m
    Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route:AT from Devil's Fork Gap
    Trailhead:3087 ft / 940 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Green Ridge/Gravel Knob (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Green Ridge Knob2013-12-07 a
2Gravel Knob2013-12-07 b
3Flint Mountain2013-12-07 c

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