Ascent of Sam Knob on 2018-05-05

Climber: Keith Turner

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, May 5, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Sam Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6040 ft / 1840 m

Ascent Trip Report

Got to the trailhead at the end of Black Balsam Rd. east of 215 at 7:15am and there were 30 cars in the parking lot. I think most were camping the night before. About 3 mile easy roundtrip hike. 1.5 hours up, 1.5 hours down. Hit both peaks as I wasn't sure which one was higher. Saw 10 people on the trail. Nice area/hike with great views at the treeless summit.
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:Maintained Trail
    Trailhead:End of Black Balsam Rd  
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
55 degrees
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes

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