Ascent of Dowdell Knob on 2013-12-27

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Daniel Musser
Date:Friday, December 27, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Dowdell Knob
    Elevation:1395 ft / 425 m

Ascent Trip Report

Major blow down along route from apparently a tornado so was not particularly attractive ascent. Paths were cleared well but the habitat was destroyed for large distances. Path Winded down and up and around ravines and had some additional gain. Nice views at top. Met Sarah and Karen near top and took photos at top with the President's statue of course. Decent view for small peak and read all the historic markers but had to drive down before the gate closed as it was getting dark.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:400 ft / 121 m
    Total Elevation Loss:55 ft / 16 m
    Quality:2 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:400 ft / 121 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 345 ft / 105 m; Extra: 55 ft / 16m
    Loss on way in:55 ft / 16 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Pine Mtn. Trail
    Start Trailhead:Hines Gap Rd. Intersection with Pine Mtn. Tr.  1050 ft / 320 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:drove by car (so not stats on way down)
    End Trailhead:parking area  

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