Ascent of Sunup Knob on 2010-08-08

Climber: Greg Saltsman

Others in Party:solo hike
Date:Sunday, August 8, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sunup Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:5000 ft / 1524 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was the first and last medium-elevation Smokies peak I will probably spend a lot of energy on bushwhacking to the summit. That rhododendron is nasty to try to get through.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Route:Low Gap Trail-Appalachian Trail-bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Cosby Campground  
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:Sunup Knob summit  
Ascent Part of Trip: 2010 Smokies hike- day 1

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Sunup Knob2010-08-08 
2Cammerer Ridge2010-08-08 
3Mount Cammerer2010-08-08 
4(Attempt) Cosby Knob2010-08-08 
5Ross Knob2010-08-08 
6Camel Hump Knob2010-08-08 
7Inadu Knob2010-08-08 

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