Ascent of Bald Knob on 2002-01-01

Climber: Mark Anderson

Date:Tuesday, January 1, 2002
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Bald Knob
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:4360 ft / 1328 m

Ascent Trip Report

This particular Bald Knob in West Virginia is on the southern end of Canaan Valley. It can be reached on foot or skis from Canaan Valley State Park or Whitegrass Ski Touring. Climbs from both locations are around 900-1000 ft. Most people visit a rocky overlook on the gas pipeline cut and call it a successful day. The high point is to the southeast of the overlook, along the obvious ridge of huckleberry heath and spruce. We've visited the area dozens of times. Cold days after a major snowstorm typically offer the most dramatic scenes.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:900 ft / 274 m
    Route:various trails
    Trailhead:Whitegrass or Canaan Valley State Park  3460 ft / 1054 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)

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