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Ascent of Grassy Knoll on 2017-06-13

Climber: Mike Stinson

Others in Party:Anna and Tanya Stinson
Date:Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Grassy Knoll
    Location:USA-Virginia
    Elevation:3480 ft / 1060 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked from Rocky Knob picnic area via Picnic Loop and Black Ridge trails. We did the north sections of those trails first, then crossed the Parkway and headed up Grassy Knoll. This gave a thunderstorm time to catch us just below the summit. Since the mountain is open on this side, we were a little worried about the thunder and lightning potential. We did get wet before getting back to our car, but that was the worst of it. The summit area was covered with grass and berry vines that had been cut and tended to grab your pants leg and hang on. Otherwise -- just a stroll.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:425 ft / 129 m
    Total Elevation Loss:425 ft / 128 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Breezy, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:425 ft / 129 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 340 ft / 103 m; Extra: 85 ft / 25m
    Loss on way in:85 ft / 25 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route:Picnic Loop and Black Ridge trails
    Start Trailhead:west end of Rocky Knob picnic area  3140 ft / 957 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:340 ft / 103 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    End Trailhead:3140 ft / 957 m



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