Ascent of Dicks Knob on 2017-04-22

Climber: Debbie Adams

Others in Party:Paul Adams
Date:Saturday, April 22, 2017
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Dicks Knob
    Elevation:4600 ft / 1402 m

Ascent Trip Report

I am so happy this is my last mountain on the list! Next is South Beyond 6000.Started hiking on Timber Ridge Trail @ Mooney Creek at 8:15 am. We hiked for 2.5 miles to the AT and headed west/south for about 1.5 miles. We then took the NE ridge up to the summit of Little Bald Knob. It was very thick with rhododendron and we got there @ 10:55 am at 5.18 miles. We then headed back east and took the south ridge/spur down to Bear Gap with elevation 4400 ft. We then headed up the NE ridge to Dicks Knob. The vegetation was still very thick but navigable. We tried to stay on the east side of the ridge as much as possible. We reached the summit at 11:50 am @6.23 miles. There was a great view of the cliff on Grassy Ridges west side from here. We ate lunch then headed back at 12:15 pm. We went straight up Little Bald's south ridge and tried to stay east to take the NE ridge back down but ended up going more to the west and taking the middle spur back to the AT. There were some thick rhododendron patches but they were easy enough to get around. We added a half mile on to the trip going this way and made it back to the car @3:45 pm.
To get to TH- from Franklin go 11.8 miles on 64 W to Wallace Gap rd, then go right on FS 67 to parking area, they arevwell marked.
From Hiawassee take hwy 75 to hwy 64 E, go 16.1 miles to Wallace Gap rd on right.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1154 ft / 351 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1154 ft / 351 m
    Round-Trip Distance:12.7 mi / 20.4 km
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Weather:Hot, Calm, Partly Cloudy
humid,partly cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1154 ft / 351 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 850 ft / 259 m; Extra: 304 ft / 92m
    Loss on way in:304 ft / 92 m
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.3 km
    Route:timber ridge/AT/ NEridge
    Start Trailhead:Timber ridge trail at Mooney falls  3750 ft / 1143 m
    Time:3 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:850 ft / 259 m
    Distance:7.5 mi / 12.1 km
    Route:Timber ridge/ AT/ N ridge
    End Trailhead:Timber ridge trail at Mooney falls  3750 ft / 1143 m
    Time:3 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Little Bald Knob, Dicks Knob

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Little Bald Knob2017-04-221290 ft / 393 m
2Dicks Knob2017-04-221154 ft / 352 m
Total Trip Gain: 2444 ft / 745 m    Total Trip Loss: 2444 ft / 745 m

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