Sam Knob, Haywood County (6-28-12) - dwhike
Sam Knob - north summit...

When the thermometer at home tops 90-degrees there's only one thing a responsible father can do...find a nice, cool mountain summit for his kids to explore! Sam Knob fits the bill nicely. As the closest 6,000-footer to our home, its a familiar and favorite peak of ours and the 70-degree temps up top would bring some welcome relief.

We ascended from the Ivestor Gap trailhead parking lot which meant that it would only be a couple mile round trip. That was fine because the touch of humidity in the air would have made a longer hike more of a trial for two young boys. I don't usually post hikes with my kids but I thought I would here just to share a day in my 'family life'...

Trailhead GPS Coordinates:  35.325752, -82.881991

Hike Length: 3.0 miles                  Hike Duration: 1:15

Trailhead Temp: 77'F

Min. Elevation: 5,650'                    Max. Elevation: 6,050'

Total Vertical Gain: 400'                Avg. Elevation Gain / Mile: 267'