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Ascent of Dog Loser Knob on 2021-01-13

Climber: Scott Leslie

Date:Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Dog Loser Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:5761 ft / 1755 m

Ascent Trip Report

Bagged this peak while coming up the Old Butt Knob trail.

Unlike the two peaks before it, getting to the true summit of this peak required a little bit of moderate off-trail travel. I found a deer path through the thick vegetation to what appeared to be the highest ground. Like many of the summits in Shining Rock, it was pretty broad and flat, so I tagged multiple possible high points before 'whacking back to the trail.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2361 ft / 719 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2361 ft / 719 m
    Route:Old Butt Knob Trail
    Start Trailhead:Shining Creek Trailhead  3400 ft / 1036 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Shining Rock 01/13/2021

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Chestnut Ridge2021-01-132020 ft / 616 m
2Old Butt Knob2021-01-132125 ft / 648 m
3Dog Loser Knob2021-01-132361 ft / 720 m
4Shining Rock2021-01-132600 ft / 792 m
5Grassy Cove Top2021-01-132640 ft / 805 m
6Flower Knob2021-01-132480 ft / 756 m
Total Trip Gain: 14226 ft / 4337 m



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