Ascent of Elliott Knob on 2014-07-22
|Date:||Tuesday, July 22, 2014|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||4463 ft / 1360 m|
Ascent Trip ReportHiked in from the highway. Saw a 4-5 foot rattlesnake around 3,500' elevation in the middle of the road. It curled up and rattled at me as I approached. I went around as best I could passing to withing 5 feet of the coiled snake without incident. At the top I explored the broad summit area. Went into the piney woods and found several campsite locations. The fence to the tower was peeled back allowing entry. The benchmark is near the steps to the tower. I climbed the tower all the way to the shelter on top. I also bushwhacked over to the large pile of rocks touching the highest rock. As I stepped on the rock I saw another larger (6'+) snake on the rocks.
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