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Ascent of The Knob on 2017-07-27

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Others in Party:Jim
Gary
Wendy
Shel
Bruce
Walter
Rose
Roy
Lee
others
Date:Thursday, July 27, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:The Knob
    Location:USA-New Mexico
    Elevation:10625 ft / 3238 m

Ascent Trip Report

My Thursday hikiing club does The Knob almost every year. The first two miles incude several stream crossings, some rocky footing but gradual elevation gain (about 750 feet in 2 Mi.) There's an intersection (go left) at 1.5 mi. Ater a little over 2 mi., a mile long steep stretch (about 850 ft. gain) gets you to a meadow, a gate, and another left turn with about another 300 feet elevation gain gets you to meadow with a view on the east flank.Most people stop here for lunch before going down. Gary and I (and Wylie the dog) went up to the top--a short bushwhack through the woods and a slog up a short but very steep grassy slope. Great views--well worth the short extra climb from the meadow--I always wonder why more of my comrades don't do it.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2104 ft / 641 m
    Total Elevation Loss:34 ft / 10 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford
    Weather:Hot, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2094 ft / 638 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2070 ft / 631 m; Extra: 24 ft / 7m
    Loss on way in:24 ft / 7 m
    Distance:4.1 mi / 6.6 km
    Start Trailhead:Agua Piedra  8555 ft / 2607 m
    Time:2 Hours 37 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Gain on way out:10 ft / 3 m
    Distance:3.9 mi / 6.3 km
    Time:1 Hours 43 Minutes



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