Ascent of Waterrock Knob on 2008-06-28
|Date:||Saturday, June 28, 2008|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||6292 ft / 1917 m|
Ascent Trip ReportA leisurely half-mile uphill stroll (but don't tell that to the occasional whiny non-hiker tourist you'll pass along the way). A short road connects the Waterrock Knob Overlook with the Blue Ridge Parkway, appx. 10 miles (15 km) from Soco Gap on US-19 and 20 miles or so from Balsam Gap on US-23. A half-mile trail then connects the overlook with the summit. There is a benchmark at the summit. The view isn't panoramic, but various short spurs lead to cliff-side overlooks adjacent to the summit.
The unmaintained trail to Lyn Lowry looked well-beaten relative to other manways I've encountered in Southern Appalachia, although rumbles of thunder nixed my attempt at this one.
|Summary Total Data|
| Distance:||1.1 mi / 1.8 km|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Pleasant, Windy, Overcast|
| Distance:||0.5 mi / 0.8 km|
| Route:||Waterrock Knob Trail|
| Distance:||0.6 mi / 1 km|
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