Black Balsam Knob Climber's Log

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chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Dec 3, 2007 11:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2004

A real find  Sucess!

I grew up hiking the NC mountains but didn't discover this gem till I was almost a geezer


buzzdainer - Oct 15, 2007 1:10 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2000

Art Loeb Trail  Sucess!

Brought my folks up here. Beautiful, as usual.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Sep 27, 2007 12:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1996

Remiscient of the west  Sucess!

The open, grassy ridgetop is more remiscient of the west. Wonderful views!


StarMan - Aug 9, 2007 7:58 pm

Awesome views!

Have done in all seasons


Tbacon251 - Mar 19, 2007 10:08 pm Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2007

Nice Hike  Sucess!

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.


gwave47 - Nov 10, 2006 11:19 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2006

Art Loeb mostly, also hit Tennant Mountain, Grassy Cove Top, and Shining Rock  Sucess!

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?


sugie1986 - Nov 6, 2006 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2006

Foreign Scenery  Sucess!

Absoultely gorgeous!! Ive never seen anything like it in the mountains around here. A little cold and windy, but definitely worth the view!!


slick858 - Oct 30, 2006 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2006

Unreal in the South  Sucess!

You truely do not know your in the South with this grassy bald! Be Prepared for some wind.

Dottie Little Tent

Dottie Little Tent - Sep 14, 2006 9:22 pm

BBK  Sucess!

Numerous times, many in wind, fog, or precip that kept visability down to mere feet.


GAHikerGirl - Jun 15, 2006 1:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2006

One of My Favorites  Sucess!

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.


brentonjweaver - Apr 12, 2006 8:15 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2002

Art Loeb  Sucess!

Hiked en-route to Shining Rock. Incredible Southern Appalachain Peak.


TomSellick - Sep 2, 2005 12:55 pm

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

Great area, especially if you can get to it in the fall or winter.


Cortez - Aug 2, 2005 12:12 pm

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

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.

Bill Jirousek

Bill Jirousek - Jun 15, 2005 10:16 pm

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

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.


dwhike - Mar 23, 2005 4:50 am

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

Only hiked Flat Laurel Creek Trail once. Its the only way to access the summit when the Parkway is closed.

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