Ascent of Walker Knob on 2012-08-18

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, August 18, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Walker Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5482 ft / 1670 m

Ascent Trip Report

From the Balsam Gap overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway, head westbound on the Mountain-to-Sea Trail, which crosses Walker Knob in 0.25 miles. HP is a few yards SE of the trail as it crests. Directions here can be a little disorienting--the westbound MST actually heads south and the northbound BRP heads east--but if you're obsessive enough to seek an unranked mile-high peak like Walker Knob, you can figure it out.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:162 ft / 49 m
    Total Elevation Loss:162 ft / 49 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.5 mi / 0.8 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:162 ft / 49 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
    Route:MST westbound
    Start Trailhead:Balsam Gap  5320 ft / 1621 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:162 ft / 49 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.4 km
    End Trailhead:Balsam Gap  5320 ft / 1621 m

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