Ascent of Ross Knob on 2010-08-08

Climber: Greg Saltsman

Others in Party:solo hike
Date:Sunday, August 8, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ross Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5080 ft / 1548 m

Ascent Trip Report

Had an encounter with a timber rattler as I was approaching the summit. Lucky I had my head down or I might have stepped on him. Moved him off the trail with my hiking pole. He was not happy about it.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Start Trailhead:Cosby shelter spur trail on AT  
Descent Statistics
    End Trailhead:Ross 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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