Ascent of Blackstock Knob on 2009-08-13
|Others in Party:||supported by Rose|
|Date:||Thursday, August 13, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina|
| Elevation:||6320 ft / 1926 m|
Ascent Trip ReportModerate climb followed by a long fairly flat ridge walk.
TH is at the BRP's Balsam Gap Overlook, elev 5317, located 4 1/2 miles south of Mount Mitchell entrance or about 25 miles north of Ashville.
Access to the summit is via the Mountain To Sea (MTS) trail, it leaves the east side of the overlook and climbs the northeast flank of the Mountain to the ridge .....moderately graded with about 20 switchbacks. Once on the ridge it is a beautiful easy walk on the narrow long flat ridge to the summit. The ridge which is mostly wooded with evergreens seemed to go on forever, it offers some views.
The summit is wooded, no views, 1 1/2 hour RT.
"THE BEST SERMONS ARE LIVED NOT PREACHED"
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1003 ft / 306 m|
| Distance:||3.2 mi / 5.1 km|
| Route:||mts trail from brp's balsam gap overlook|
| Trailhead:||blue ridge parkway N of ashville 5317 ft / 1620 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
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