Ascent of Jenkins Knob on 2020-09-12
|Date:||Saturday, September 12, 2020|
|Ascent Type:||Unsuccessful - Turned Back|
| Location:||USA-North Carolina/Tennessee|
| Elevation:||5565 ft / 1696 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAttempted this peak en route to the Double Spring Gap Shelter from Derrick Knob. The off trail 'whack was easy at first. Not to far off the trail there's a large area that's fenced in via a metal fence. Not sure why.
I found what appeared to be the highest point, but was forced to stop just six feet or so from it due to the fact that it was covered in a mass of thorny weeds. I had no intention of scratching a cornea trying to bag it so I turned back.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||685 ft / 208 m|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack|
| Weather:||Hot, Breezy, Overcast|
| Gain on way in:||685 ft / 208 m|
| Route:||Appalachian Trail |
| Start Trailhead:||Derrick Knob Shelter 4880 ft / 1487 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Derrick Knob Out n Back (2 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3605 ft / 1100 m
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