Ascent of Luftee Knob on 2009-03-07
|Date:||Saturday, March 7, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||6234 ft / 1900 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was the hardest bushwhack thus far on my trip. I went a slightly different route then the Carolina Mountain Club and I think it was a bit easier. I started on the southeast ridge but a little farther east than the CMC. It seemed to be clear here all the way to the top of the ridge. Then I just traveled west along the ridge following the faint manway. There are some dense spots but usually you can find a path around. I tried coming down the route as described by the CMC but never really saw a good path so I gave up and came down the same way I went up.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Hut Camp|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Distance:||4.7 mi / 7.6 km|
| Route:||Appalachian Trail, Balsam Mountain Trl|
| Trailhead:||Mount Chapman |
| Time Up:||3 Hours 22 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Newfound-AT-Cosby|
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