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Ascent of Marks Knob on 2009-03-07

Climber: Jeff Rinehart

Date:Saturday, March 7, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Marks Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6169 ft / 1880 m

Ascent Trip Report

This summit wasn't much fun. It's a long bushwhack on an old decommissioned trail. The trail is obvious though it's tagged with orange ribbons. It's quite overgrown in spots and there are dozens upon dozens of blowdowns to navigate through the entire way. Most are easy to hop over but some are a bit tricky. Mount Hardison would be good to summit along the way but I chose not to since time was running out for me.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route:Balsam Mountain Trl, decommissioned trail
    Trailhead:Thermo Knob  
    Time Up:1 Hours 39 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Newfound-AT-Cosby

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mount Ambler2009-03-06
2Masa Knob2009-03-06
4Mount Sequoyah2009-03-07
5Mount Chapman2009-03-07
6Luftee Knob2009-03-07
7Thermo Knob2009-03-07
8Marks Knob2009-03-07
9Tricorner Knob2009-03-07
10Mount Guyot2009-03-08
11Old Black2009-03-08



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