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Ascent of Browning Knob on 2020-08-26

Climber: William Musser

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Browning Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6240 ft / 1901 m

Ascent Trip Report

A wide trail to the top of summit but very muddy with many side trails to avoid mud. Steep with roots. Not much in the way of views but heavy traffic at some times. Everyone else went back to the car. This was extra credit. Fast easy but a horrible trail in muddy conditions.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:230 ft / 69 m
    Total Elevation Loss:110 ft / 32 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Grade/Class:1+,2
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Mud/Swamp
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:175 ft / 53 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 120 ft / 36 m; Extra: 55 ft / 16m
    Loss on way in:55 ft / 16 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:only standard trail each way
    Start Trailhead:saddle between peaks  6120 ft / 1865 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:55 ft / 16 m
    Gain on way out:55 ft / 16 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.4 km
    End Trailhead:Parking Lot  
Ascent Part of Trip: NC-Family Trip

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Little Bald Knob2020-08-26 a1122 ft / 342 m
2Sheepback Knob2020-08-26 b80 ft / 24 m
3Waterrock Knob2020-08-26 c492 ft / 150 m
4Browning Knob2020-08-26 e230 ft / 70 m
5Yellow Face2020-08-27532 ft / 162 m
10Mount Pisgah2020-08-28 a791 ft / 241 m
11Little Pisgah Mountain2020-08-28 b335 ft / 102 m
12Hemphill Bald2020-08-28 c2157 ft / 657 m
20Richland Balsam2020-08-29 a455 ft / 139 m
21Sam Knob2020-08-29 b660 ft / 201 m
Total Trip Gain: 6854 ft / 2088 m    Total Trip Loss: 1890 ft / 577 m



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