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Ascent of Cut Laurel Knob on 2013-05-27

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Monday, May 27, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cut Laurel Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:4160 ft / 1267 m

Ascent Trip Report

From Cut Laurel Gap, all routes are posted. However, a few hundred yards back down the road I found a yellow NFS boundary sign, where I parked. The first half of the climb was through laurel, not too thick at the bottom and disappearing toward the top. No views.

I had also hoped to hike to nearby Winnie Knob and the more distant Bald Knob, but I couldn't find a route where I felt I was not trespassing.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:480 ft / 146 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:bushwhack
    Trailhead:Cut Laurel Gap road  3680 ft / 1121 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack



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