Ascent of Little Bald Knob on 2019-11-02
|Date:||Saturday, November 2, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Little Bald Knob|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||5040 ft / 1536 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDone as part of a loop hike including Ridgepole. I left the car at the Beech Gap TH and hiked the road to Betty Gap TH. From Ridgepole the hike is flat and easy until the bushwhack. I stayed east of Kilby Creek and found most of the slope open and fairly easy to ascend. Near the summit the Mountain Laurel become very thick and difficult to move through. No views from the top.
As best I can tell, Little Bald Knob is the furthest south 5000 foot mountain east of the Mississippi River. However, it is not a particularly rewarding hike.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||875 ft / 266 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1285 ft / 391 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 1|
| Quality:||2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Gain on way in:||875 ft / 266 m|
| Route:||Appalachian Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||4165 ft / 1269 m|
| Loss on way out:||1285 ft / 391 m|
| End Trailhead:||Beech Gap TH 3755 ft / 1144 m|
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