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Ascent of Mitchell Knob on 2013-08-10

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Saturday, August 10, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mitchell Knob
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:3224 ft / 982 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mitchell Knob is the first peak on the Eastern Continental Divide as you take the Blue Ridge Parkway north of U.S. 52 at Fancy Gap. I parked on the shoulder where the Parkway crests and then bushwhacked along the ridgeline, which had patches of briars and poison ivy. On top, I emerged into a mowed clearing with wooden and stone crosses. There were some houses along the SW side of the mountain, so it might be worth exploring access from that side. Round trip 0.6 miles. Limited views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:184 ft / 56 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:E ridge
    Trailhead:Blue Ridge Parkway north of US52  3040 ft / 926 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Bushwhack



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