Ascent of Black Balsam Knob on 2015-09-07

Climber: William Sanderson

Others in Party:Fred the Wonder Dog
Date:Monday, September 7, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Black Balsam Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6214 ft / 1894 m

Ascent Trip Report

Labor Day 2015. Modified out-and-back,CMC Route #337. Parked at Black Balsam parking area and followed spur trail to summit of Black Balsam Knob. Continued on via Art Loeb trail to summit of Tennent Mountain, then on to summit of Grassy Cove Top. Instead of backtracking I continued on north via Art Loeb and crossed Flower Knob, then down into Shining Rock Gap. Picked up the old railroad grade south along the western flank of Shining Rock Ledge to jct. with Ivestor Gap, then got back on Art Loeb, crossing Tennent and Black Balsam again and then back to the parking area. Guesstimated total trail mileage at 9 1/2.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy

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