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Ascent of Job Knob on 2019-09-14

Climber: Powen Ru

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, September 14, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Job Knob
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:4445 ft / 1354 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked next to the gate at "Ford", followed a main dirt road parallel to Tory Camp Run till a big switchback at 3200, then follow an overgrown abandoned road to the junction of a "southbound trail" on map (not existing any longer) to cross the creek and start a 1000+ft heavy bushwhacking before meeting a dirt road at 4440 ft. The dashed trail line on the topo map is nothing but merely a GPS route guiding me not off too much.

Light bushwhacking to west summit (4459 ft on ArcGIS), then serious bushwhacking to east summit (true summit on most maps, 4451 ft on ArcGis), I circled around the "x" on map, then looked for the highest point. I left a jar and found a beer can nearby.

On descent, I bushwhacked my way back to the dirt road, then followed it to reach the main dirt road. I studied the satellite map a lot before the trip so that it still remained in the cache. It assisted me to make decisions at junction or connect to another road nearby.

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3023 ft / 921 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3023 ft / 921 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.5 mi / 13.7 km
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2215 ft / 675 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1982 ft / 604 m; Extra: 233 ft / 71m
    Loss on way in:233 ft / 71 m
    Distance:3.4 mi / 5.5 km
    Route:N slope
    Start Trailhead:Dry Fork Ford  2463 ft / 750 m
    Time:2 Hours 34 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2790 ft / 850 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 1982 ft / 604 m; Extra: 808 ft / 246m
    Gain on way out:808 ft / 246 m
    Distance:5.1 mi / 8.2 km
    Route:NE-side dirt road
    End Trailhead:Dry Fork Ford  2463 ft / 750 m
    Time:1 Hours 41 Minutes
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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