Ascent of Haines Knob on 2016-03-07

Climber: Richard Oestreicher

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, March 7, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Haines Knob
    Location:USA-West Virginia
    Elevation:4265 ft / 1299 m

Ascent Trip Report

Haines Knob, a prominent cone with towers atop, is visible from some distance. I parked in a pulloff at the intersection of 33 and Co. 31. The access road (locked gate) to the tower begins about 250 yards down Co. 31. I bushwhacked up to the access road on a small track from my parking spot (so as not to lose elevation) took the access road all the way up and down and then the county road back to my car. A great walk up a prominent peak with great 360 degree views. I'm surprised more Peakbagers haven't done it--not hard to get to or get up.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:976 ft / 297 m
    Total Elevation Loss:51 ft / 15 m
    Round-Trip Distance:4 mi / 6.4 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:930 ft / 283 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 925 ft / 281 m; Extra: 5 ft / 1m
    Loss on way in:5 ft / 1 m
    Distance:1.9 mi / 3.1 km
    Start Trailhead:33 and Co. 31  3340 ft / 1018 m
    Time:59 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:46 ft / 14 m
    Gain on way out:46 ft / 14 m
    Distance:2.1 mi / 3.4 km
    Time:50 Minutes

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