Ascent of Flag Knob on 2016-12-25

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Sunday, December 25, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Flag Knob
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:1590 ft / 484 m

Ascent Trip Report

From 19 I took Oil Creek Rd. to Bear Run Rd. (about 6 mi. total for both). Near the dead end a parked care blocked the road. I parked and inquired at the nearby house for permission to climb Rush Knob. The owner explained I was on the wrong side of the ridge to climb Rush Knob, but suggested I climb Flag Knob which was on her property. My GPS suggested I was only a bit more than a thrd of a mile away, but it took me farther crisscrossing around obstacles. Pretty steep toward the top. Some nice views.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:539 ft / 163 m
    Distance:1.5 mi / 2.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:535 ft / 162 m
    Extra Loss:25 ft / 7 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Trailhead:Bear Run Rd.  1080 ft / 329 m
    Time Up:36 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Extra Gain:4 ft / 1 m
    Distance:0.7 mi / 1.1 km
    Time Down:25 Minutes

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