Ascent of Sharp Knob on 2013-04-20
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, April 20, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-West Virginia|
| Elevation:||4532 ft / 1381 m|
Ascent Trip ReportTook the roadway from Elkins to Marlinton and pulled over at Mine Road. This road is in excellent shape all the way to the top. This is a nice hiking area with many trails, excellent signed gravel roads (forest roads) and reasonable grades. I had little time for a long hike as I needed to open Mark's cabin and buy groceries and I had already captured 2 peaks over 4500 feet that morning.
I parked at a known benchmark and hiked up the trail to the towers at the top. No views!. It was 39F when I left and warmed to 44 F when I got down.
I left at 1:20 and was down at 2:00 PM
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||406 ft / 123 m|
| Extra Gain:||10 ft / 3 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||1.2 mi / 1.9 km|
| Route:||PR gravel road 24 to tower access road|
| Trailhead:||near intersection of FR 368 & PR 24 4146 ft / 1263 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Clear|
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