Ascent of Double Spring Knob on 2020-07-28
|Others in Party:||Debby Shemella|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 28, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Double Spring Knob|
| Elevation:||4280 ft / 1304 m|
Ascent Trip ReportFirst time taking a Forest Service road to the trailhead so I was a little wary after passing 2 downed trees with little room to squeak by. Parked at a tight bend a little too early which added about 1 1/4 extra miles. Easy walk to "real" start point where the road started to ascend. Found the AT at Addis Gap and ascended at a comfortable grade to the beginning of the summit ridge where the interesting part began. There was no obvious beginning of the off trail route even after walking back and forth a couple of hundred feet. Late July ground foliage was chest high so finally "broke in" a little past the beginning of the ridge and made our way to the center of the ridge. Whacked a few canes with the hiking poles to make the way easier for my wife but was still slow going for a hundred yards or so. Then there were breaks in the canes and a faint herd path from time to time but still had to work around many woody obstructions. Summit seemed to be a jagged rock after which the ridge clearly descended. The return was somewhat easier and we were mostly able to follow our own path back to the AT. Big wash-up at home after being unable to avoid the Poison Ivy which is everywhere except on the bushwhack.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1649 ft / 502 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6.2 mi / 10 km|
| Trailhead:||End of Mill Creek Rd 2631 ft / 801 m|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Sunny with some puffy clouds|
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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