Ascent of Luftee Knob on 2017-02-19

Climber: William Sanderson

Date:Sunday, February 19, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Luftee Knob
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6234 ft / 1900 m

Ascent Trip Report

Parked at Sterling Gap. Hiked Sterling Ridge trail to Balsam Mountain trail and then N to Luftee. Bushwhacked up the SE slope of Luftee to the summit. Not a pleasant bushwhack...lots of blowdowns. No monument on the summit, just a rock cairn left by others. Returned and then bushwhacked up to summit of Big Cataloochee by way of the SW ridge going over Balsam Corner and then on to the summit. Returned to car. Total mileage 21.5. Total time 11 hours.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Breezy, Overcast

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