Augusta County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: March 5, 2007
Author: Charlie Zerphey

I used Don Desrosiers' report for this one and after reading all the other reports I thought Elliot Knob would be a piece of cake. Started on the good gravel road, which turned to dry dirt, which eventually turned to mud.

As I got into the higher elevations it turned to snow and mud and, after about 2/3 of the up it got very, very windy and the road turned to snow, icy snow and ice and higher up winds seemed to be in the 40/50 mph range. As I got around the west and north side near the summit, I swear the winds were in the 60s. Between the snow, ice, and winds I almost turned back but this old body practically crawled to the summit.

Don's reported a time of 2.3 hours round trip. Under the conditions noted my time was 3 hours and 5 minutes.