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Ascent of Cosby Knob on 2010-08-08

Climber: Greg Saltsman

Others in Party:solo hike
Date:Sunday, August 8, 2010
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Cosby Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:5030 ft / 1533 m

Ascent Trip Report

Made a half-hearted attempt to bushwhack to this summit, but turned back. Did not have the stomach or enough gas in the tank to battle the rhododendron. Never got closer than a quarter-mile from summit coordinates.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Trailhead:Low Gap  
Descent Statistics
    Trailhead:short distance from spur trail to shelter  
Ascent Part of Trip: 2010 Smokies hike- day 1

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Sunup Knob2010-08-08
2Cammerer Ridge2010-08-08
3Mount Cammerer2010-08-08
4(Attempt) Cosby Knob2010-08-08
5Ross Knob2010-08-08
6Camel Hump Knob2010-08-08
7Inadu Knob2010-08-08



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