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Ascent of Ferrin Knob on 2011-12-30

Climber: John McHugh

Others in Party:Suzanne Lapointe
Date:Friday, December 30, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ferrin Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:4064 ft / 1238 m

Ascent Trip Report

A plan "B" hike, but still pleasant. The BRP was closed at mile post 402, so we didn't make it to Mount Pisgah as planned. We parked at the overlook where the road was barricaded and saw the white blazed trails heading both directions. Two large groups headed one way, so we went the other, which led us to this summit. A nice walk, which had some partial views since the trees are bare. Walked back partway along the parkway from where the views were much better. Temps in mid-50s; a nice winter getaway for us!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:674 ft / 204 m
    Total Elevation Loss:674 ft / 204 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.2 mi / 5.1 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:494 ft / 150 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 314 ft / 95 m; Extra: 180 ft / 54m
    Loss on way in:180 ft / 54 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.5 km
    Route:White blazed trail via Beaver Dam Gap
    Start Trailhead:Stony Bald View Point  3750 ft / 1143 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:494 ft / 150 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 314 ft / 95 m; Extra: 180 ft / 54m
    Gain on way out:180 ft / 54 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:BRP from Beaver Dam Gap
    End Trailhead:Stony Bald View Point  3750 ft / 1143 m



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