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Ascent of Black Balsam Knob on 2014-05-28

Climber: Scott Chruszcz

Others in Party:Two children - aged 10 & 5
Date:Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Balsam Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6214 ft / 1894 m

Ascent Trip Report

Art Loeb TH off of FR 610. This one took a long time since earlier in the day, while at the ice machine in my hotel, I dislocated my SI joint in my lower back. Went to a local chiropractor in Waynesville and thought he had popped it back into place. Did Fryingpan after my visit with him with mild discomfort. By the time I got to Black Balsam, the pain became moderate. Had to literally take baby steps the entire way. I wanted to go on to Tennent, but the pain forced me back to the vehicle for lunch. Quit for the day, then decided to go home early and end the vacation. Not happy.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy



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