Ascent of Roan High Knob on 2012-03-07

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Date:Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Roan High Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6285 ft / 1915 m

Ascent Trip Report

The road up from Carver's Gap was closed so I parked there and walked up the Appalachian Trail. I missed the spur trail to the shelter and went about a third of a mile too far before I tuned around and found it on the way back. The temperature at Carver's Gap was 40 F. according to my car thermometer, but gale force winds made it seem much colder, and ice on the trail made for treacherous footing. In ideal conditions an easy hike to a significant mountain--P2K and chp 2fer--but I worked a little harder for it today.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:862 ft / 262 m
    Total Elevation Loss:90 ft / 27 m
    Round-Trip Distance:3.7 mi / 5.9 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:862 ft / 262 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 772 ft / 235 m; Extra: 90 ft / 27m
    Loss on way in:90 ft / 27 m
    Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Start Trailhead:Carver's Gap  5513 ft / 1680 m
    Time:1 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Time:40 Minutes

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