Ascent of Double Spring Knob on 2016-12-20

Climber: Debbie Adams

Date:Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Double Spring Knob
    Elevation:4280 ft / 1304 m

Ascent Trip Report

I was pretty sick with sinus infection for this climb, I started at 10:30 and climbed SW from elevation 2204 ft. to 3234 ft. in 1.8 miles for an ascent of 1183 ft. right off the bat, give or take a few feet according to my GPS. I passed between White oak stomp and Wolfstake Knob then descended down to Deep Gap , which I nicknamed Dismal Gap due to losing my hard earned elevation! I climbed from Deep Gap and left the trail at 3.9 miles(should have done so at 3.7 mi.) I followed the ridge to the summit, there were lots of briars which is why I climbed this in winter. I reached summit at 1:00 pm. I followed a game trail straight ahead WNW and figured out this was the wrong ridge to descend and intersect the AT, so I backtracked to the correct ridge which headed SSE and intersected the trail shortly before you get to the view on the left. I would have climbed this way if I had known how much more pleasant the vegetation is. I made it back to car at 3:40 pm.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:4319 ft / 1316 m
    Total Elevation Loss:4319 ft / 1315 m
    Round-Trip Distance:9.2 mi / 14.8 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
clear , 30's then 50's
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3269 ft / 996 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2076 ft / 633 m; Extra: 1193 ft / 363m
    Loss on way in:1193 ft / 363 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    Start Trailhead:Dicks Creek Gap  2204 ft / 671 m
    Time:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3126 ft / 952 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2076 ft / 633 m; Extra: 1050 ft / 320m
    Gain on way out:1050 ft / 320 m
    Distance:4.6 mi / 7.4 km
    Route:Appalachian Trail
    End Trailhead:Dicks Creek Gap  2204 ft / 671 m
    Time:2 Hours 20 Minutes

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