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Ascent of Huckleberry Knob on 2013-03-22

Climber: Jean André Laverdure

Date:Friday, March 22, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Huckleberry Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5560 ft / 1694 m

Ascent Trip Report

... a long enjoyable drive from Tellico TN, the flurry at trailhead worrisome, the easy hike to a golden slicing lip of eastern horizon above mountaintops reaching all across an overcast sky was transcending if unnerving with a nearby monument to fallen frozen lumberjacks, quick jog back to wheels and long descent to the flatlands and viewpoint stops to admire the lands of 'overhill'.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:250 ft / 75 m
    Total Elevation Loss:250 ft / 75 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:245 ft / 74 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 240 ft / 73 m; Extra: 5 ft / 1m
    Loss on way in:5 ft / 1 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Fire Road
    Start Trailhead:Cherohala Skyway  5320 ft / 1621 m
    Time:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:245 ft / 74 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 240 ft / 73 m; Extra: 5 ft / 1m
    Gain on way out:5 ft / 1 m
    Distance:0.9 mi / 1.5 km
    Route:Fire Road
    End Trailhead: Cherohala Skyway  5320 ft / 1621 m
    Time:17 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Huckleberry Knob

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Oak Knob2013-03-22 a 
2Huckleberry Knob2013-03-22 b250 ft / 76 m
Total Trip Gain: 250 ft / 76 m    Total Trip Loss: 250 ft / 76 m



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