Ascent of Job Knob on 2019-09-14
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, September 14, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-West Virginia|
| Elevation:||4445 ft / 1354 m|
Ascent Trip ReportParked 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|
| 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|
| 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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