Ascent of Luftee Knob on 2017-02-19
|Date:||Sunday, February 19, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||6234 ft / 1900 m|
Ascent Trip ReportParked at Sterling Gap. Hiked Sterling Ridge trail to Balsam Mountain trail and then N to Luftee. Bushwhacked up the SE slope of Luftee to the summit. Not a pleasant bushwhack...lots of blowdowns. No monument on the summit, just a rock cairn left by others. Returned and then bushwhacked up to summit of Big Cataloochee by way of the SW ridge going over Balsam Corner and then on to the summit. Returned to car. Total mileage 21.5. Total time 11 hours.
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| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Overcast|
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