Ascent of Hemlock Knob on 2020-09-11

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Friday, September 11, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Hemlock Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:4800 ft / 1463 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bagged while en route to the Derrick Knob Shelter from Clingman's Dome. The AT goes through a small gap between the summit on the left and a small subpeak on the right. The summit lies just up the trail to the left. Easy bushwhack. No markers at the top.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Loss:1600 ft / 487 m
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Clear
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way in:1600 ft / 487 m
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Start Trailhead:Clingman's Dome Parking Lot  6400 ft / 1950 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Derrick Knob Out n Back (2 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Cold Spring Knob2020-09-110 ft / 0 m
2Hemlock Knob2020-09-110 ft / 0 m
3Mount Davis2020-09-110 ft / 0 m
4Silers Bald2020-09-12727 ft / 222 m
5(Attempt) Jenkins Knob2020-09-12685 ft / 209 m
6Mount Buckley2020-09-131055 ft / 322 m
7Clingmans Dome2020-09-131138 ft / 347 m
Total Trip Gain: 3605 ft / 1100 m

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