Ascent of Big Spruce Knob on 2021-04-17

Climber: Powen Ru

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, April 17, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Big Spruce Knob
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:4673 ft / 1424 m

Ascent Trip Report

- FS-999 seems to be locked all the time, but very well maintained.
- the second gate was open, about 40 ft lower than its mark on map (3960).
- very minor bushback up to the mossy top.
- The true summit is right at "Echols" BM on map.
- descent via W ridge, virtually no bushwhack.

Note: there's a good TR and a snowy photo on LoJ.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1736 ft / 528 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1736 ft / 528 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.3 mi / 8.5 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Mud/Swamp
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1624 ft / 494 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1513 ft / 461 m; Extra: 111 ft / 33m
    Loss on way in:111 ft / 33 m
    Distance:3.3 mi / 5.3 km
    Route:S gully
    Start Trailhead:FS-999 Jct  3160 ft / 963 m
    Time:1 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1625 ft / 495 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1513 ft / 461 m; Extra: 112 ft / 34m
    Gain on way out:112 ft / 34 m
    Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route:W ridge
    End Trailhead:FS-999 Jct  3160 ft / 963 m
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Powen Ru
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