Ascent of Marks Knob on 2019-09-15

Climber: Albert Wolff

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Sunday, September 15, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Marks Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6169 ft / 1880 m

Ascent Trip Report

Left from overnight stay at Tricorner shelter, 0.1 miles on AT north then east on Balsam Mountain Trail for 0.71 miles. Start bushwhack at 35.691129, -83.248854 at bend in trail. Follow old manway overgrown trail with few old flagging markers. Fairly easy to follow although grow- in and much tree downfall for 0.42 miles then head to saddle between Mt. Hardison and Marks Knob. Follow ridge to summit where there is a small rock pile. Retraced route to saddle and it's only a short ridge walk to Mt Hardison.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:259 ft / 78 m
    Total Elevation Loss:143 ft / 43 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.5 mi / 3.9 km
    Grade/Class:Class 2 Bushwhack
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:259 ft / 78 m
    Distance:1.8 mi / 2.9 km
    Route:AT to Balsam Mountain Trail, Bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:Tricorner Shelter  5910 ft / 1801 m
    Time:1 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:143 ft / 43 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    End Trailhead:Saddle between Marks Knob and Mt Hardison  6026 ft / 1836 m
    Time:24 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Sequoyah, Chapman, Mark's Knob (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Sequoyah2019-09-145493 ft / 1674 m
2Mount Chapman2019-09-14145 ft / 44 m
3Marks Knob2019-09-15259 ft / 79 m
4Mount Hardison2019-09-15108 ft / 33 m
Total Trip Gain: 6005 ft / 1830 m    Total Trip Loss: 6005 ft / 1831 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Albert Wolff
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