Ascent of Big Spruce Knob on 2021-04-17
|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|
| 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|
| 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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