Ascent of Haw Knob on 2010-08-10
|Date:||Tuesday, August 10, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina/Tennessee|
| Elevation:||5472 ft / 1667 m|
Ascent Trip ReportParked at Big Junction and searched for trail shown on the 1957 Big Junction Topo. Due to all the thorny growth, I went about 20 yards past the North end of the parking pull-off and headed straight into the woods. There is an old overgrown jeep trail that leads to the summit. After the false summit, the trail gets seriously overgrown with blackberries well above your head. There are grassy areas off on the sides that are easier to negotiate. It seems the aggregate square is the high point in the meadow, but a winter ascent with a metal detector may be required.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||472 ft / 142 m|
| Extra Gain:||120 ft / 36 m|
| Distance:||1.5 mi / 2.4 km|
| Route:||NW Ridge|
| Trailhead:||Big Junction 5240 ft / 1597 m|
| Grade/Class:||Class 2|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Time Up:||30 Minutes|
| Time Down:||20 Minutes|
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