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Ascent of Sam Knob on 2019-11-11

Climber: Mike Trimble

Others in Party:Karen Steinberg
Date:Monday, November 11, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sam Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6040 ft / 1840 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started 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.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool
Ascent Part of Trip: Black Balsam, Tennent, Grassy Cove, Shining Rock and Sam Knob

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Black Balsam Knob2019-11-11 
2Tennent Mountain2019-11-11 
3Grassy Cove Top2019-11-11 
4Shining Rock2019-11-11 
5Sam Knob2019-11-11 



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