Ascent of Black Balsam Knob on 2019-11-11
|Others in Party:||Karen Steinberg|
|Date:||Monday, November 11, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Black Balsam Knob|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||6214 ft / 1894 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStarted this hike from parking area near the trailhead for Ivestor Gap Trail. Walked south down Black Balsam Knob Rd to the Art Loeb trailhead. Using a gpx file downloaded from the Carolina Mountain Club website and Gaia App for iPhone we followed the Art Loeb trail over Black Balsam Knob, Tennent Mountain, Grassy Cove Top, and Shining Rock. Issue others mention with confusing navigation around Shining Rock we not an issue with this gpx file (this is hike #129 in the Carolina Mountain Club database of hikes). We used the Ivestor Trail for our return hike south. We used an unnamed trail (it might be called the Sam Knob Trail) from our original parking spot to hike over to and up Sam Knob and returned the same way.
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| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Black Balsam, Tennent, Grassy Cove, Shining Rock and Sam Knob|
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