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Ascent of Browning Knob on 2016-07-23

Climber: Mike Stinson

Others in Party:Jeremy Stinson
Date:Saturday, July 23, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Browning Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6240 ft / 1901 m

Ascent Trip Report

Took the unofficial (but obvious) trail over from just below the summit of Waterrock Knob. In a few spots the trail was weedy but still not hard to follow. Yellow blazes were frequent but following the trail would probably be pretty straightforward even without them. Some steep spots on this trail. Stopped briefly at the summit and then continued on towards Lyn Lowry. Peak three for the traverse.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:155 ft / 47 m
    Total Elevation Loss:185 ft / 56 m
    Grade/Class:Class 2
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Partly Cloudy
warm, hazy, humid
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Gain on way in:155 ft / 47 m
    Loss on way in:185 ft / 56 m
    Route:unofficial trail on ridgeline
    Start Trailhead:just below Waterrock Knob summit  6270 ft / 1911 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Plott Balsam Traverse (0 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Yellow Face2016-07-23 a394 ft / 120 m
2Waterrock Knob2016-07-23 b487 ft / 148 m
3Browning Knob2016-07-23 c155 ft / 47 m
4Fork Ridge2016-07-23 d 
5Mount Lyn Lowry2016-07-23 e390 ft / 119 m
6Plott Balsam Mountain2016-07-23 f318 ft / 97 m
7Mount Lyn Lowry2016-07-23 g550 ft / 168 m
8Browning Knob2016-07-23 h 
9Waterrock Knob2016-07-23 i30 ft / 9 m
Total Trip Gain: 2324 ft / 708 m    Total Trip Loss: 609 ft / 185 m



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