Ascent of Sharp Knob on 2022-04-15
|Date:||Friday, April 15, 2022|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-West Virginia|
| Elevation:||4532 ft / 1381 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSharp Knob at 4532ft is on the WV 4500ft list within the Monongahela National Forest.
An easy hike from the FS24C gate ( 38.42446,-80.16001 ) to a communication tower location. Very good views on the walk up. Up and back in 30 minutes.
I jumped off road too soon near a large cement thingy (old privy?) and started up the rocks. Instead just take the road around to the communication towers. I found a "GAULEY" reference BM but not the actual benchmark.
Driving here was long. US219/WV55 onto Mine Rd or WV219/1. There's are forest restrooms and trailhead just across the bridge.
A long drive up on a very good road. At a curve there's a trailhead parking lot for Gauley trail and road name changes to FS24. At the intersection of Leatherwood S and Gauley Mnt Rd turn right. There's a gate and sign for 24C this is your trailhead. I was really here to check out my game plan for hiking Gauley BM tomorrow. See Gauley BM peak for details.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||259 ft / 78 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Gain on way in:||259 ft / 78 m|
| Distance:||1.2 mi / 1.9 km|
| Start Trailhead:||FS24C: 38.42446,-80.16001 4273 ft / 1302 m|
| Time:||27 Minutes|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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