Ascent of Flint Knob on 2013-12-28

Climber: John Chambers

Date:Saturday, December 28, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Flint Knob
    Elevation:4240 ft / 1292 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trail off Flint Knob east dives off the north side of the knob before circling around to the east side. I think it does this to bypass a huge rhody thicket on the east side. There were beautiful icecicle formations hanging off ledges of moss on this side.
Anyway the trail continues across a saddle and back up onto Flint Knob. The high point is on a rock way on the west end of the ridge.
If you turn left right before the high point, it leads out onto some ledges from which there are awesome views out to the south.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:100 ft / 30 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Route:unmaintained side trail
    Start Trailhead:Saddle between flint knobs  4140 ft / 1261 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:100 ft / 30 m
    End Trailhead:Saddle between flint knobs  4140 ft / 1261 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Rabun Bald and company

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Alex Mountain2013-12-28370 ft / 113 m
2Rabun Bald2013-12-281036 ft / 316 m
3Flat Top2013-12-28394 ft / 120 m
4Flint Knob East2013-12-28680 ft / 207 m
5Flint Knob2013-12-28100 ft / 30 m
6Flint Knob East2013-12-28260 ft / 79 m
7Rabun Bald2013-12-28436 ft / 133 m
Total Trip Gain: 3276 ft / 998 m    Total Trip Loss: 3276 ft / 998 m

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