Ascent of The Knob on 2014-11-09

Climber: Dennis Stewart

Others in Party:Marshall Stewart -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Sunday, November 9, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:The Knob
    Elevation:1040 ft / 316 m

Ascent Trip Report

As far as I can determine, The Knob is the 6th highest named highpoint in Indiana. Unfortunately, most of the property surrounding this highpoint is posted. The only access route that looked the least problematic was a service road to a communication tower located on the SE side of The Knob, but the sign on a gate to this road read, "No Trespassing" in small letters. My son, Marshall, and I did not feel comfortable parking in front of this gate, but we did talk to an Amish man nearby, who allowed us to park our car on his property while we hiked to the summit. I should say raced to the summit, because we did not want to stay in this area any longer than we had to. After reaching the communication tower we heard a lot of gun shots and encountered unoccupied deer stands. We did not want to run into an angry hunter on his way to his deer stand upset that we had disturbed all the deer during our ascent to the summit of The Knob. We had to get closer and closer to the gun shots as we made our way to the summit, so we tried to be very cautious. Eventually, we located what we believed was the highest point, but it was within an overgrown area so it was difficult to tell for sure. We grabbed our victory photo here and hurried back to our car without any problems.
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    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack

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