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Ascent of The Knob on 2014-07-31

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Thursday, July 31, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:The Knob
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:10625 ft / 3238 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trail starts out with a gentle upward grade, only 1000 feet elevation gain in 2 1/2 miles. It ascends quite steeply from there to a fence and gate at a meadow, about 600 feet in 2/3 of a mile. A side trail heads to the left towards the peak, but skirts around its east flank at about 10,400. I convinced the group to bushwhack the short distance to the peak, but forgot the route from my last trip. We followed what appeared to be a use path, but ended up going around the knob before arriving at the steep meadow on the east side that is the best way up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2105 ft / 640 m
    Total Elevation Loss:45 ft / 13 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.3 mi / 13.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford
    Weather:Pleasant, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2070 ft / 630 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2060 ft / 628 m; Extra: 10 ft / 3m
    Loss on way in:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:4.3 mi / 6.9 km
    Start Trailhead:Angostura TH  8565 ft / 2610 m
    Time:2 Hours 32 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Gain on way out:35 ft / 10 m
    Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Time:1 Hours 48 Minutes



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