Ascent of Double Spring Knob on 2020-07-28

Climber: Ted Shemella

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 Report

First 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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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Ted Shemella
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