Ascent of High Knob on 2018-12-08

Climber: Powen Ru

Others in Party:Yumei
Date:Saturday, December 8, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:High Knob
    Location:USA-Virginia/West Virginia
    Elevation:4080 ft / 1243 m

Ascent Trip Report

Free parking at Shenandoah Mountain Pass (3451 ft), the trailhead is at east end. High Knob Trail Following the W slope of N ridge, shortly after merging with Brandywine Trail, it reaches High Knob service road, then all the way toward a lookout tower. On descent, we continued following the service road. The road is in good shape except for the last segment that requires bushwhacking.

Note: we visit Brandywine Lake later, the parking requires use fee (Multi-Agency Pass is good); fortunately, the pay station was down in winter.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:819 ft / 249 m
    Total Elevation Loss:819 ft / 249 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:749 ft / 228 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 629 ft / 192 m; Extra: 120 ft / 36m
    Loss on way in:120 ft / 36 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:High Knob Trail, then SES slope
    Start Trailhead:Shenandoah Mountain Pass  3451 ft / 1051 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:699 ft / 213 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 629 ft / 192 m; Extra: 70 ft / 21m
    Gain on way out:70 ft / 21 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:High Knob N ridge service road
    End Trailhead:Shenandoah Mountain Pass  3451 ft / 1051 m
    Time:40 Minutes

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