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Ascent of Frenchman Knob on 2012-03-07

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Supported by Rose
Date:Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Frenchman Knob
    Location:USA-Kentucky
    Elevation:1160 ft / 353 m

Ascent Trip Report

A easy dirt road climb from a gate ...... 1.2 miles, 40 minutes RT.

I used Bob Schwab's excellent TR of 2005 which still applies today ...... except for a few minor changes which I note below and should be added to Bob's Report.

The unsigned road east of I65, exit 71, is now signed #2754.
The field that Bob found at .3 miles on Knob Road is no longer there, I found a gate at .21 miles (we parked here and walked .6 miles to the top).
The BM in the boulder on the way up is yellow painted and marked "P11, 928"
I found the high ground to the east of the Tower among 4 trees and a toppled concrete post with a "US Coast & Geodetic Survey Marker, FRENCHMAN, 1933, No 2." ..... my GPS at the BM 37.35491,-85.87325. The PB coordinates puts the spot in a lower elevation.

We drove to Louisville and overnighted at a Hotel near Churchill Downs for tomorrow's exciting visit to the home of the Historic Kentucky Derby .... our very first visit. We will visit the museum and take in a few of their tours.

"WEEP NO MORE, MY LADY,
OH WEEP NO MORE TODAY!
WE WILL SING ONE SONG FOR THE OLD KENTUCKY HOME,
FOR THE OLD KENTUCKY HOME FAR AWAY." ...... chorus to "My Old Kentucky Home"



Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:360 ft / 110 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:360 ft / 110 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route: dirt road walk from gate
    Trailhead:road #2754/gate  800 ft / 243 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route: dirt road walk from gate
    Trailhead:road #2754  



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