Ascent of Green Knob in 1991-10

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Bob Rhodes
Date:October, 1991
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Green Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5880 ft / 1792 m

Ascent Trip Report

Part of the looped trip through the Middle Prong Wilderness. Started at Haywood Gap 5225 and hiked up road to Buckeye Gap then backpacked along the Fork Ridge. Total trip was 16 miles of backpacking but ascent to Green Knob was bushwhacked along ridge first night of camping on Green Knob. This was my first backpacking trip ever. Pace was very slow and just working out the equipment. Knobs had decent views where they were bald.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:655 ft / 199 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1899 ft / 578 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1, 2, & 2+
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Weather:cloudy and sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:655 ft / 199 m
    Distance:7 mi / 11.3 km
    Route:South Approach from Fork Ridge
    Start Trailhead:Haywood Gap to Buckey Gap  5225 ft / 1592 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1899 ft / 578 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:W slope to Grassy Ridge Branch
    End Trailhead:3981 ft / 1213 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Middle Prong Wilderness (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
2Green Knob1991-10 b655 ft / 200 m
3Beartrap Knob1991-10 c2142 ft / 653 m
Total Trip Gain: 2797 ft / 853 m    Total Trip Loss: 3360 ft / 1024 m

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