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Ascent of Marks Knob on 2016-06-04

Climber: Bryan Marchant

Others in Party:BA Moore
MD
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Saturday, June 4, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Marks Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6169 ft / 1880 m

Ascent Trip Report

We decided next to go to Mark's Knob wanting to get what we anticipated to be the most difficult bushwhack out of the way earlier in the Day. The "trailhead" is easy to miss. Soon after Mount Yonaguska there is a sharp bend in the trail at which the trail to Mark's Knob begins. Despite earlier reports this trail is faint but certainly visible. There are indeed a good number of trees lying across the trail and in some places circumventing the blow down makes reacquiring the trail difficult. That said, the trail is fairly distinct and there are plenty of blazes along the way making this a much easier and faster summit then expected. Small cairn built on summit.
Summary Total Data
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: smokies unmitigated disaster

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
2Marks Knob2016-06-04 



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