Ascent of Red Spruce Knob on 2019-09-15

Climber: Powen Ru

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, September 15, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Red Spruce Knob
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:4703 ft / 1433 m

Ascent Trip Report

A well-built trail leads to the summit area, only a little section having some lower bush. I happened to meet the son of the trail builder. He said his dad built the trail when he was a kid. He also built many other trails in the area.
The true summit has a nice BM, not far from the junction of the loop trail. On descent, I followed the summit loop to reach an overlook.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:556 ft / 168 m
    Total Elevation Loss:556 ft / 169 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:400 ft / 121 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 363 ft / 111 m; Extra: 37 ft / 11m
    Loss on way in:37 ft / 11 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    Route:Red Spruce Knob Trail
    Start Trailhead:Red Spruce Knob TH  4340 ft / 1322 m
    Time:28 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:519 ft / 158 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 363 ft / 111 m; Extra: 156 ft / 47m
    Gain on way out:156 ft / 47 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:Red Spruce Knob summit loop
    End Trailhead:Red Spruce Knob TH  4340 ft / 1322 m
    Time:20 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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