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Ascent of Elk Knob on 2016-04-17

Climber: Tom Layton

Date:Sunday, April 17, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Elk Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5520 ft / 1682 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was my 50th hike to the top of Elk Knob (and the 20th for Spencer).

See my 2011-09-04 trip report for more details about the mountain, the park, the trail, and the amazing hundred-mile views.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:960 ft / 292 m
    Total Elevation Loss:960 ft / 292 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Animal/Pet
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:960 ft / 292 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:Summit trail
    Start Trailhead:State Park trailhead  4560 ft / 1389 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:960 ft / 292 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    End Trailhead:4560 ft / 1389 m



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