Ascent of Patton Knob on 2020-06-20

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Saturday, June 20, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Patton Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6040 ft / 1840 m

Ascent Trip Report

I was hiking a MST-BRP loop to bag Blackstock Knob for the SB6K challenge, when I decided to go off trail on a whim and found myself on this peak. Due to having no idea I was going to bag this peak when I went off trail, I wouldn't be able to describe where I went off the MST if I tried.

The summit is marked by a curious little marker labeled "Keen Surveying L - 2991". There's also a great deal of flagging tape around the marker and a NC State Park boundary sign on one of the neighboring trees. Nice, quiet and peaceful summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:720 ft / 219 m
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:720 ft / 219 m
    Route:Mountains-to-Sea Trail
    Start Trailhead:Walker Knob Overlook  5320 ft / 1621 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Blackstock Knob MST

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Blackstock Knob2020-06-201000 ft / 305 m
2Patton Knob2020-06-20720 ft / 219 m
Total Trip Gain: 1720 ft / 524 m

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