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Tbacon251Nice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007

Tbacon251

Started from the parking lot below and hiked to the top on a VERY cold day. After making the summit we pushed on to Tennent Mountain. Great day to hike. Clear skys.
Posted Mar 19, 2007 10:08 pm

gwave47Art Loeb mostly, also hit Tennant Mountain, Grassy Cove Top, and Shining Rock  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2006

gwave47

I found myself off the trail many times and bushwacking until I could eventually make my way back to it. Thought it was interesting how the trail will split 10 ways but they all go to the same place. Why couldn't everyone just follow the original trail?
Posted Nov 10, 2006 11:19 pm

sugie1986Foreign Scenery  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2006

sugie1986

Absoultely gorgeous!! Ive never seen anything like it in the mountains around here. A little cold and windy, but definitely worth the view!!
Posted Nov 6, 2006 2:46 pm

slick858Unreal in the South  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2006

slick858

You truely do not know your in the South with this grassy bald! Be Prepared for some wind.
Posted Oct 30, 2006 5:13 pm

Dottie Little TentBBK  Sucess!

Dottie Little Tent

Numerous times, many in wind, fog, or precip that kept visability down to mere feet.
Posted Sep 14, 2006 9:22 pm

GAHikerGirlOne of My Favorites  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

GAHikerGirl

Great camping spots just south of the summit. Wonderful 360 degree views. Windy but the scenery reminds me of Scotland. Such a uniquely wonderful place.
Posted Jun 15, 2006 1:13 am

brentonjweaverArt Loeb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2002

brentonjweaver

Hiked en-route to Shining Rock. Incredible Southern Appalachain Peak.
Posted Apr 12, 2006 8:15 am

TomSellickRoute Climbed: Multiple Date Climbed: Multiple (summer and winter)  Sucess!

TomSellick

Great area, especially if you can get to it in the fall or winter.
Posted Sep 2, 2005 12:55 pm

CortezRoute Climbed: Flat Laurel Creek Trail Date Climbed: May 15, 2004  Sucess!

Cortez

Black Balsam Knob is a beautiful sixer, but to thoroughly appreciate the mountain, you must climb it from the Flat Laurel Creek Trail.

This peak can be busy during the summer depite what the main page says about its serenity. Because of the ease of access via the Art Loeb Trail, traffic can be heavy in the spring summer & fall>>Winter is an ideal time to visit is you want the mountain to yourself>>

We continued on to Tennent Mt.
Posted Aug 2, 2005 12:12 pm

Bill JirousekRoute Climbed: Art Loeb Trail Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

Bill Jirousek

A nice hike from the road. Great views of the surrounding mountains. Interesting grassy summit. Went on to Tennent Mountain from there. Could see the summit of Sam Knob, where we camped that night.
Posted Jun 15, 2005 10:16 pm

SteveinFXBGRoute Climbed: Art Loeb Trail from Access Road Date Climbed: May 28, 2005  Sucess!

SteveinFXBG

An overcast day when we hiked up, but still had great views from the summit. Would have done a longer hike to Tennent Mountain after, but we were short on time. I also recommend the nearby Graveyard Fields loop, but hike it during the week to avoid the crowds.
Posted Jun 3, 2005 5:57 pm

dwhikeRoute Climbed: Art Loeb Trail mostly, also Flat Laurel Creek Trail Date Climbed: Numerous Times 2001-Present  Sucess!

dwhike

Only hiked Flat Laurel Creek Trail once. Its the only way to access the summit when the Parkway is closed.
Posted Mar 23, 2005 4:50 am

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