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Stu BrandelSummit?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2017

Stu Brandel

Not sure if we were on summit or not - could not find any marker, sign or plaque. Only one view to the East nearby.
Posted Oct 6, 2017 7:42 pm

eric-grizBlack Mounain Crest Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2014


The hike along the BMC Trail is as difficult as advertised.
Posted May 13, 2014 10:50 am

johnm4th of 8 for the day.   Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2014


Got this on the March to Gibbs and back. Long windy day
Posted May 5, 2014 8:22 pm



My first hike. I did a point-to-point, finishing atop Mt. Mitchell. At that time I was not yet afflicted with peak-bagger's disease, so I don't know if I made sure to stand on the high point.
Posted Mar 8, 2014 12:20 pm

wbenmeekGreat hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2013
Great day hike
Posted Mar 7, 2014 10:57 am

Vic Hanson#4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2013

Vic Hanson

Started at the Visitor's center and took the Old Mt. Mitchell trail to the summit, and then on to Mt. Craig, Big Tom, Balsam Cone, and Cattail Pk., and back the same way, plus the nature trail, for 3116' of gain.
Posted Nov 5, 2013 2:52 pm

Joel HopperGreat day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Joel Hopper

Black Mountain to Mt Mitchell then on to Mount Craig - 6647', Big Tom - 6580', Balsam Cone 6596', and Cattail Peak 6584'. About a 16 mile day. It was muddy and cloudy, but not cold.
Posted Aug 12, 2012 8:59 am

chilkootGood views until the rain hit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012


Lots of rhododendron on the top, but a nice clear view to the east.
Posted Aug 9, 2012 10:35 pm

MusiscaRidge hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2012
Part of my ridge hike.
Posted May 6, 2012 4:34 pm

kteichertcombo #5  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2011


2nd birthday in a row spent hiking in the Appalachians. May make it an annual tradition.
Posted Nov 3, 2011 6:39 pm

ribletBlack Mountain Crest Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2010
Black Mountain Crest Trail from Mount Mitchell to Deep Gap.
Posted Aug 25, 2011 10:02 am

mlandau3The BMCT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2004


is one of my favorite trails
Posted Jan 6, 2011 6:43 pm

EleutherosThe Easy Way Too...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2010


Climbed this with my dog "Bear" on a 4-mile jaunt from Mount Mitchell. Hope to come back and hike the whole Black Mountain crest when I have a weekend. Sunny and cool.
Posted Oct 16, 2010 6:07 pm

MarkDidierThe Easy Way...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010


Climbed from the Deep Gap Trailhead near Mt. Mitchell. The trail was muddy with plenty of slick rocks due to all the recent rain. We had partially clear skies to Mt. Craig and then the low lying clouds took over so we decided to shorten our day and stopped shortly after Balsam Cone.
Posted Jun 17, 2010 10:00 pm

sprossedaCrest trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1997


Passed through on crest trail backpack. Very rugged trail, awesome area!
Posted Oct 6, 2009 7:13 am

KoonsyCrest Trail  Sucess!


Another easy peak along the ridge trail. Cross it off the list.
Posted Jul 7, 2009 1:04 am

peakrat76Deep Gap to Cattail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2009


Hiked on the way over to Cattail. Return to Trailhead from summit of Cattail. Nice "out and back" trip.
Posted Jun 2, 2009 4:46 pm

Sarah SimonVia Deep Gap Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2009

Sarah Simon

We enjoyed this peak - twice, because we went from Mt. Mitchell, down to Cattail Peak, and back. We loved the views, the moisture of the rain forest, the steep trail...all of it was fantastic. And...we saw only ONE person on this trail this entire day...amazing!

Partner: Husband.
Posted May 12, 2009 7:26 pm

cgwaltersmisty day
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009


Crossed (rain, mist and sleet) on my loop---12 hrs. 1 hr to Horse Rock trail, then up, over to the Bowlen's Creek end of Ridge Crest Trail, turned and went to Mitchell, before coming back to Deep Gap, down most of Colbert's Ridge, and then 'bushwack' to Locust Creek and White Oak Creek.
---From Winter Star, the Mitchell side of the Ridge Crest Trail is always less weather friendly during the winter and early spring.
Posted Apr 12, 2009 1:06 pm

Bark EaterNice ridge hike from Mitchell  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1996

Bark Eater

Enjoyed the day up on the ridge.
Posted Sep 27, 2007 12:50 pm

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