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eric-grizNice little hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2014


I bagged both peaks. First the north, then the south. Not nearly as many people on this trail as on the Art Loeb.
Posted May 24, 2014 6:17 pm

Joel Hopper5 pack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013

Joel Hopper

Via Art Loeb Trail nice outing included in a grab of Black Balsam, Tennent Mountain, Grassy Cove Top, Shining Rock & Sam Knob. Last peak of the day. Quick & easy with great views.
Posted Jun 16, 2013 8:29 pm

mlandau3Which Peak Is Higher?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2004


Did this via an unusual route (from the Devil's Courthouse)
Posted Jan 6, 2011 6:41 pm

sprossedaOne of the best sixers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 1, 1997


Have probably camped on top about 10 times and hike it from 3 different trails. Also bushwacked 800 ft up from flat laurel creek. One of my favorite mountains and areas, so scenic. The craggy gneissic outcrops on top are a blast to boulder on. Magnificent views, especially at sunset.
Posted Oct 7, 2009 12:30 pm

CortezRoute Climbed: Flat Laurel Creek> SN Summit Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2004


One of our 1st Sixers.
Posted Oct 5, 2009 2:23 pm

tiogaBest in Great Balsam Range  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2009


This is the best peak in the Great Balsam Range. Excellent views from the top and a beatiful peak, with the two summits. This reminded me of a peak in the northeast. And there wasn't a single person on it the morning I climbed it.
Posted May 12, 2009 2:02 pm

MarkDidierGreat Short Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2007


A nice easy hike with excellent views from the summit.
Posted Jul 12, 2008 9:42 am

peakrat76Trail Route - Class 1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2008


A fun & quick route to the summit via the trail. No one else on the mountain this date. Superb summit view. My first trip to climb in the Blue Ridge & Great Smokies - gained a whole new perspective on the region.
Posted Apr 21, 2008 6:46 pm

KoonsyRoute: From 215  Sucess!


The parkway was closed so we hiked out from 215 which was a really nice trail. Great weather and we had the summit to ourselves. I wish the peak was more isolated so the hike would be more rewarding.
Posted Mar 4, 2008 9:18 pm

buzzdainerBlack Balsam Trailhead  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2002


For my money, one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Posted Oct 15, 2007 1:12 am

StarManGreat 360 views!


Have hiked this one in all seasons from different trailheads.
Posted Aug 9, 2007 7:59 pm

slick858Sam knob summit trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 22, 2007


Great Weather in brevard 79 F and 60's with chilly wind on sam knob, too bad it could have been the same up at 6000 ft.
Posted Apr 23, 2007 10:55 am

Tbacon251Great hike!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007


Great page Bob! Made the summit on a cold day. Had great weather. Awesome view!!!
Posted Mar 19, 2007 3:32 am

Dottie Little TentNew Years Day 07  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2007

Dottie Little Tent

Came from Flat Laurel tr, water was high therefore waterfalls were roaring. Relatively warm (36F) and calm ( slight breeze ) for winter. Great views.
Posted Jan 2, 2007 1:22 am

GAHikerGirlA Nice Easy Climb...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 6, 2006


With really spectacular views. I could see the whole 8+ mile trek along the ridge from Black Balsam Knob to Cold Mountain.
Posted Jun 15, 2006 1:22 am

dwhikeFlat Laurel Creek Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2005


I've climbed Sam Knob a number of times but my favorite route is via the Flat Laurel Creek Trail. An added bonus is exploring the waterfalls along the creek.
Posted Apr 28, 2006 1:28 pm

TomSellickRoute Climbed: From parking area Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!


One of my favorite campsites is right near Sam Knob...look for it and you might get lucky
Posted Sep 2, 2005 12:57 pm

Bill JirousekRoute Climbed: From end of Road Date Climbed: May 29, 2005  Sucess!

Bill Jirousek

We climbed in full pack; it was kinda hard. Nice views going up and the trail was well-maintained. We set up camp on the South summit overlooking a breathtaking valley. The sunset was fantastic and the morning mists were as well.
Posted Jun 15, 2005 10:21 pm

BobSmithRoute Climbed: Little Sam Trail to Sam Knob Summit Trail Date Climbed: 04-10-2005  Sucess!


An amazing peak! I'm glad I finally got to summit this one. Had the peak all to myself for about an hour, despite the fact that the gap below was full of people.

Posted Apr 11, 2005 11:34 pm

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