Ascent of Scott Mountain-Rich Mountain Knob on 2019-04-15

Climber: Ed Wandall

Others in Party:The Great Explorer (aka Katie)
Date:Monday, April 15, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Scott Mountain-Rich Mountain Knob
    Elevation:3765 ft / 1147 m

Ascent Trip Report

Fun hike on the north side of Cades Cove. Started up the Crooked Arm Ridge Trail past the nice cascade. Actually did the short bushwack up Scott Mountain that is on some of the topos. Then crossed the next three (Scott Mt-Rich Mt Knob, Cerulean and Double) on the Indian Grave Gap Trail. Nice views to the north outside the park. I started the bushwack up Cades Cove Mountain right at the trailhead where the Rich Mountain Trail joins Indian Grave. Pretty easy going up this early in the season, but going down I tried to intersect the Rich Mountain Trail further down and it steepened quickly. Probably would have been quicker to just retrace my steps.Fun hike down to the cabin, then back on the Rich Mountain Loop trail to the car.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2400 ft / 731 m
    Extra Gain:300 ft / 91 m
    Trailhead:1965 ft / 598 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Part of Trip: Rich Mountain

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Scott Mountain-Rich Mountain Knob2019-04-152400 ft / 732 m
2Cerulean Knob2019-04-15 
Total Trip Gain: 2400 ft / 732 m    Total Trip Loss: 2400 ft / 732 m

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