Black Balsam Knob Climber's Log

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JohnDunc - Oct 25, 2020 5:58 pm

Perfect hike  Sucess!

Fantastic views. I enjoyed beig here in winter way more than summer. Summer had 100's of people. Winter maybe 10, good for k9 friends.


JRaphaelson - Sep 16, 2019 1:01 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2019

Sam Knob, Black Balsam, Tennent  Sucess!

Absolutely stunning, but crowded mountain.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Oct 7, 2017 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2017

Wet, Fogged and Surrounded by People  Sucess!

Drenched in fast moving clouds that killed all views but not the crowds of people on Columbus Day weekend.


mchisholm - May 28, 2015 9:28 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2015

Foggy Wonderland!

Really foggy, cold, May attempt at Black Balsam w/ my friend Max and three Brittany Spaniels Eolus, Maple, and Mollie. Hiked up from Flat Laurel Creek trailhead, and made great time up to the parking lot before the summit. Visibility was really no more than 50 yards the entire time, which caused some confusion on the false summit before Black Balsam. We thought we were at the top, but after uploading the GPS found out we were about a half mile short. Still a great day in the fog and wind though there were no views.


technicolorNH - Aug 27, 2014 7:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2014

Part of a troika  Sucess!

First mountain of three for the day via the Art Loeb trail. Very different from anything else in the area.


eric-griz - May 24, 2014 6:02 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2014

Nice hike, but crowded  Sucess!

This was the first of 5 6K foot peaks on the day. The Great Balsams were just crawling with people on this nice weather start to the memorial Day weekend.


montanachris - Sep 11, 2013 7:38 am Date Climbed: Mar 8, 2013

Shining Rock Ledge traverse  Sucess!

Backpacked from Graveyard Fields into a traverse of the Ledge to Deep Gap. Witnessed rare southern Appalachian alpenglow on this mountain from our camp along the Yellowstone Prong!

Joel Hopper

Joel Hopper - Jun 16, 2013 8:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013

5 pack  Sucess!

Via Art Loeb Trail nice outing included in a grab of Black Balsam, Tennent Mountain, Grassy Cove Top, Shining Rock & Sam Knob.


evanrothe - Nov 15, 2011 8:07 pm Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2008

Black Balsam  Sucess!

Some of the best views on the BRP.


AirborneBuff - May 4, 2011 2:07 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2011

solitude  Sucess!

Had the trail and the summit all to myself on a Monday afternoon. Great views.


mlandau3 - Jan 6, 2011 6:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2004

Many Times  Sucess!

It's so close to the road; we go blueberry picking in this area at the end of every summer


sprosseda - Oct 7, 2009 12:17 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 1997

Amazing open landscape for the South  Sucess!

I love this mountain. So much bald, open grassy landscape with vast views and an occasional gneissic rock outcrop to play on. Can meander and bushwack all around on this fun peak. Have camped on top a few times also. Fun, Fun, Fun!


friday - Aug 10, 2009 1:53 am Date Climbed: Aug 8, 2009

Hiked with my daughter  Sucess!

Hiked this with my daughter, along with the crowds that day. The views were good for the first hour or so, but clouds, followed by rain came in. We had to quickly leave the summit and back to the car as the rain started to fall.

Mike N

Mike N - May 26, 2009 10:22 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2009

Art Loeb Trail  Sucess!

Went early in AM. Nobody there. Fantastic views. May be it was just the clouds and the fog that day, but the views were tremendous and the valleys seemed deep. I look forward to returning in winter.


tioga - Mar 16, 2009 2:10 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2009

Foggy and Wet  Sucess!

I climbed this with my girlfriend, just before I proposed to her. It was a wet day and the best weather we had was on top of this mountain.


MarkDidier - Jul 29, 2008 8:56 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2007

Via Art Loeb  Sucess!

Nice short hike with beautiful views.


LilBird - May 10, 2008 9:47 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

Feels Like Home  Sucess!

This was quite fun and the tiny bluets on the way up reminded me of home. One of my favorites.


peakrat76 - Apr 21, 2008 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2008

Art Loeb  Sucess!

First "climbing" trip east of the Mississippi. A nice, albiet crowded, summit with expansive views. Nice to see some country with a little 'alpine' feel. Continued on to Tennent. (very nice)


Koonsy - Mar 4, 2008 9:15 pm

Art Loeb=Good hike  Sucess!

The views from this trail are great. Perfectly clear sky on a cool spring day, what more could you ask for.


captainbuuda - Jan 19, 2008 10:01 am Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2007

Art Loeb Trail (southbound)  Sucess!

Hiked up from Shining Rock campsite; also found the top of Grassy Top Cove and Tennent Mtn. I actually was simply looking to go around it, however visibility was about 20 feet due to the horrible weather: temps hovering around freezing, strong winds and I had my very own Perma-cloud(ie dense fog), making humidity and moisture levels pretty much 100%. I wish it had been snow. I hope to make a day-hike out of it so I can actually see farther than twenty feet in front of me next time.

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