Ascent of Celo Knob on 2014-11-28

Climber: Bradley Reese

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, November 28, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Celo Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6327 ft / 1928 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked up the Woody Ridge Trail to the Black Mountain Crest Trail to Celo Knob. In addition I also reached the summit of Gibbs Mountain. I'm unsure how accurate, in general, Peakbagger is at marking the high point of lesser climbed mountains, but when I compare my GPS track to Peakbagger it shows I'm close, but not quite there. However when I look at Google Maps with my track overlaying the map it shows, with close inspection that I DID in fact reach the high point. A little snow was on the ground at the trail head by the 2 mile mark I was trudging through 6-8 inches of snow, then on the Crest Trail I was sinking up beyond my knees in places. Both Gibbs and Celo were a bit off the trail requiring a short bushwhack. The snow made the hike absolutely beautiful. I wore jeans and waterproof hiking boots, by the time I finished I was wishing I'd worn my waterproof pants and gators. I had taken two pairs of glove, they were both soaked by the time I had finished.

I saw no other hikers, and my footprints were the only ones along the trails. It was an awesome hike. I was undressing from my wet clothes, after getting back to my truck, when another couple pulled up to the trailhead. They were planning to hike a mile or two that evening camp and hike all day the next day.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3129 ft / 953 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3129 ft / 953 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Quality:4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground, Scramble
    Weather:Cold, Breezy, Clear
Snow on the ground with clear blue skies
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3129 ft / 953 m
    Distance:3.1 mi / 5 km
    Route:Woody Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:3198 ft / 974 m
    Time:2 Hours 51 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3129 ft / 953 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:Woody Ridge Trail
    End Trailhead:3198 ft / 974 m
    Time:3 Hours 5 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Celo

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Celo Knob2014-11-28 a3129 ft / 954 m
2Gibbs Mountain2014-11-28 b 
Total Trip Gain: 3129 ft / 954 m    Total Trip Loss: 3129 ft / 954 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Bradley Reese
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