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Ascent of Bald Knob on 2019-05-03

Climber: Mike Stinson

Date:Friday, May 3, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bald Knob
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:4361 ft / 1329 m

Ascent Trip Report

After spending the night at Mountain Lake Lodge, I hiked to the top of Bald Knob before breakfast, birding along the way. The weather was just about ideal: mostly clear, cool, with a little breeze at the top. Like many Appalachian peaks, the summit area is made ugly by a collection of antennas and accompanying fences, wires, and so on. But face away from the clutter and there are some beautiful views to be enjoyed. This was my second trip to the top of this peak, the first coming more than 20 years ago.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:431 ft / 131 m
    Total Elevation Loss:431 ft / 131 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant
beautiful spring morning
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:431 ft / 131 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Bald Knob Trail and road
    Start Trailhead:Bald Knob Trail (behind lodge)  3930 ft / 1197 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:431 ft / 131 m
    Route:Bald Knob Trail and road
    End Trailhead:Bald Knob Trail (behind lodge)  3930 ft / 1197 m



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