Ascent of Flint Knob on 2020-11-02

Climber: Steve Houghton

Date:Monday, November 2, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Flint Knob
    Elevation:4240 ft / 1292 m

Ascent Trip Report

We did three peaks on this trip: Rabun Bald, Flint Knob, and Alex Mountain.

We started from Beegum Gap and made the ascent to Rabun Bald and were treated to great views with a crystal clear blue sky.

We then headed to Flint Gap, and the junction with Flint Knob Trail and the Bartram Trail. The junction is signed saying .7 miles to Flint Knob and 1.9 miles to Alex Mountain. However, the trail ends in a saddle between Flint Knob and Alex Mountain and does not continue to Alex. We were quite confused in that saddle as the GPS track shows. We started down a dirt road, figured we were off track, looked for a trail on top of the spur, and when we didn't find anything, we returned to the road.

Flint Knob Trail was easy to follow even with heavy leaf litter on the ground. It was quite steep in places, but overall was a real treat.

We ended up bushwhacking our way to Alex Mountain. There was a faint trail on top of the spur where map shows an old road bed (we never found that road). We then came to a house shortly after starting up the spur, so we crossed a small creek to avoid the property. We came across a large animal trap, assuming for bear or hog. We worked our way up to a water tower. There was a pretty good trail leading to the summit from the fence behind the tower. We descended in pretty much the same way we climbed.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Part of Trip: Rabun-Flint-Alex

Complete Trip Sequence:
2Flint Knob2020-11-02 
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Steve Houghton
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