Ascent of Blue Knob on 2020-07-16

Climber: Walter Blume

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, July 16, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Blue Knob
    Elevation:3120 ft / 950 m

Ascent Trip Report

Very sweaty hike up on the Mountain View trail. I made mistake of wearing shorts, which made it extra itchy as well, though on the bright side, no ticks. This would be a nice hike in fall, but not so pleasant in summer. It was quite deserted at the park, saw one other family at the picnic area, but otherwise nobody. Ski resort at top was closed as well. My lovely wife Maried was waiting at the top, so I didn't have to hike back down. Due to it being somewhat overcast, the views were rather disappointing, but I believe it would be very nice in the fall. Looks like a gorgeous park. The trail maps that are available at the park entrance are very good, I recommend obtaining one before hiking.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:820 ft / 249 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Drizzle, Hot, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:820 ft / 249 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:Mountain View
    Start Trailhead:Willow Springs  2300 ft / 701 m
Descent Statistics
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Walter Blume
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