Ascent of Blue Knob on 2020-07-16
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Thursday, July 16, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||3120 ft / 950 m|
Ascent Trip ReportVery 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|
| 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|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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