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Fri
30
Sep '11

Sam Knob

Today’s Friday hike was to the top of Sam Knob, elevation 6050′. It was 46° when we arrived at the trailhead at 9:30am. Good thing I brought my jacket (oops, I forgot). Luckily Valerie brought hers and we had an extra windbreaker and gloves in our emergency kit in the back of the Jeep (that Red Cross training comes in handy). This was a moderate 2.2mi round-trip hike with 570′ of elevation gain. The trail was a little steep and rocky but otherwise not too difficult. Despite the early morning low tempurature it was a glorious day for a hike.  The asters and goldenrods are in full bloom and some of the tree leaves have started to change. Fall is in the air.

To give you a perspective of the hike, the picture on the left has Sam Knob in the background. Note the spot where Valerie is standing on the trail. The picture on the right is from the top of Sam Knob looking back to that spot in the distance, just beyond the green meadow.

 

  

 

 

 

 

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