Ascent of Tricorner Knob on 2009-03-07

Climber: Jeff Rinehart

Date:Saturday, March 7, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Tricorner Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina/Tennessee
    Elevation:6145 ft / 1872 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is an easy bushwhack compared to Luftee Knob or Marks Knob. Just past the intersection of the AT and Balsam Mountain Trail (while traveling north on the AT) you should see a good spot to head off trail heading northeast. I didn't see a path or ribbons here, but getting closer to the summit I noticed some orange ribbons tied on trees marking the way. They aren't very helpful down low since there are multiple ways to go but near the summit they certainly are helpful to follow.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Hut Camp
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Route:Balsam Mountain Trl, Appalachian Trail
    Start Trailhead:Marks Knob  
    Time:1 Hours 14 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Newfound-AT-Cosby

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Ambler2009-03-06 
2Masa Knob2009-03-06 
32009-03-07369 ft / 112 m
4Mount Sequoyah2009-03-07 
5Mount Chapman2009-03-07 
6Luftee Knob2009-03-07 
7Thermo Knob2009-03-07 
8Marks Knob2009-03-07 
9Tricorner Knob2009-03-07 
10Mount Guyot2009-03-08 
11Old Black2009-03-08 
Total Trip Gain: 369 ft / 112 m

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