Ascent of Buck Knob on 2012-08-12

Climber: Shannon Dillmore

Date:Sunday, August 12, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Buck Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5600 ft / 1706 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left the Hemphill Bald Trail at 35.55135 N, 83.14211 W. Short, but incredibly miserable bushwhack to the top. There is an old jeep track, but it quickly gives way to dense briar patches, where I left behind plenty of skin. This took me an hour despite the very short distance.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:202 ft / 61 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.5 mi / 0.7 km
    Route:Bushwhack from Hemphill Bald Trail
    Trailhead:5398 ft / 1645 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:

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