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Ascent of Flint Knob East on 2012-06-03

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Karen Musser <3472>to Flint Gap then I ran up Flint Knob East (the western peak is not registerred yet)
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, June 3, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Flint Knob East
    Location:USA-Georgia
    Elevation:4400 ft / 1341 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ran up the short trail from Flint Gap. Interesting that this peak is shown in the database but the USGS calls the next peak over Flint Knob. But that peak does not list a USGS elevation and this one does. I would be tempted to call this one thus, Flint Knob East Peak.

The trail was great for running. Not too steep and tight so fun to dodge around the trees. No views at top but the vegetation clears out some and it has a nice peak feel. Tagged the big pine tree and ran back chasing up more grouse. Flushed up 3 Rough Grouse on the entire trip of over 8 miles and around 2500 feet for the day (after we re-aquired Rabun Bald for the second time that morning). The trail over this peak goes all the way to Alex Mountain although the USGS does not show that. I did not have time to bag it also as we had planned to let Karen bag the state HP today as well so we had to get back.

The flame azaleas (I think that is what they are called - the ones that are orange or red orange- we beautiful and in full bloom in constrast to the small while Rhododendrons). Some sort of honeysuckle was in bloom too and was very fragrant.

I ran up in around 4-5 minutes and ran down it in 3 minutes about quarter of a mile each way.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:700 ft / 214 m
    Elevation Loss:100 ft / 31 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Grade/Class:1 and 1+
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
73F and beautiful
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:700 ft / 214 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:Bartram Trail to Flint Knob Tr
    Trailhead:Saltrock Gap  3700 ft / 1127 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:100 ft / 31 m
    Distance:0.2 mi / 0.3 km
    Route:Flint Knob Tr
    Trailhead:Flint Gap  4300 ft / 1310 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Rabun

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Rabun Bald2012-06-03 b
2Flat Top2012-06-03 c
3Flint Knob East2012-06-03 d
4Rabun Bald2012-06-03 e
5Chimneytop Mountain2012-06-03 f
6Brasstown Bald2012-06-03 g



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