Ascent of Black Balsam Knob on 2011-09-10
|Date:||Saturday, September 10, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Black Balsam Knob|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||6214 ft / 1894 m|
Ascent Trip ReportBlack Balsam was my first stop on a 10.4 mile roundtrip hike to Shining Rock.
I parked at the end of the Black Balsam Road and backtracked SE a halfmile to the Art Loeb trail crossing. Later, I discovered the Art Loeb spur trail, which is a shortcut from my parking lot to the summit of Black Balsam, beginning just inside the gate on the Ivestor Gap road. This would shave about a half-mile off the hike.
Mileage from the parking lot at the end of the Black Balsam Road.
0.45 turn L off Black Balsam Road and head N on Art Loeb trail.
0.95 crest SW of Black Balsam
1.23 summit of Black Balsam
The rest of the trip report is listed under Shining Rock.
|Summary Total Data|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Shining Rock Wilderness|
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