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Theonestardeep gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007


Starman said I made it...
Posted Aug 10, 2007 10:59 pm

StarManRe: deep gap


And I'll dare anyone to say you didn't!
Posted Aug 12, 2007 7:52 pm



First climbed in Sept, 2004.
Posted Aug 9, 2007 8:12 pm

pingzingrDeep Gap Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007


As part of a day trip out to Deep Gap and back from Mt Mitchell parking lot.
Posted Jul 14, 2007 10:37 pm

Jerry LDeep Gap Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2007

Jerry L

Posted Jul 12, 2007 7:20 am

NavySeabeeRoute Climbed: Black Mountain Crest Trail to Mt. Mitchell, Mt. Craig, Big Tom, Balsams Cone, Cattail Peak and Potato Hill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2007


Peak 4 of 6 in my Southern Sixer Six Pack. Check out my trip report on the Mount Mitchell Page.
Posted Mar 12, 2007 2:17 pm

GAHikerGirlAnother Nice Easy Summit...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2005


These are nice and easy along the Summit Trail...until you start heading north beyond Deep Gap...more bushwacking!
Posted Apr 20, 2006 10:00 pm

TomSellickRoute Climbed: BMCT Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!


Love that trail...good views to the east
Posted Aug 31, 2005 6:40 pm

CortezRoute Climbed: Black Mountain Crest Trail Date Climbed: June 4, 2005  Sucess!


My wife Jennifer and I hiked Balsam Cone early in the summer on our traverse of the Black Mountain Crest Trail which begins at the Mt. Mitchell picnic area. This continuously rolling, steep and slippery trail (especially past Deep Gap) hits 7 named Southern Sixers (Mt. Mitchell, Mt. Craig, Balsam Cone, Cattail Peak/Potato Knob, Winter Star Mountain, Gibbs Mt. & Celo Knob).

The views on this were some of the best on the east coast. Late spring & early summer are good times to attempt a traverse of the North Carolina Blacks. The wildflowers at this time are showing their colors, the ferns are unrolling & the Balsam forests are alive with all kinds of wildlife. Also, the brutal heat and humidity that characterize summer in the South usually does not set in, in earnest until mid-June.

Posted Aug 25, 2005 10:21 am

Tbacon251Route Climbed: Deep Gap Date Climbed: 08-20-05  Sucess!


It was raining and I had no view. Good climb though.
Posted Aug 21, 2005 10:20 pm

gwave47Route Climbed: 19 mile loop, from the Black Mountain Campground up the Mt. Mitchell trail to the summit of Mt. Mitchell, then Deep Gap Trail to Summits of Mt. Craig, Big Tom, Balsams Cone, and Cattails Peak, down Colbert Ridge Trail, hike back through to  Sucess!


The 4th Summit on our trip, Balsams Cone did not have many great views. This is a good hike for peakbaggers, but I wouldn't reccomend it for sightseers. Check out my trip report on the Mt. Mitchell page.
Posted May 31, 2005 5:00 pm

Steve GruhnRoute Climbed: From Mitchell Date Climbed: March 1988  Sucess!
Nice walk.
Posted Jan 26, 2005 11:06 pm

BobSmithRoute Climbed: Deep Gap Trail. Date Climbed: 11-10-2004  Sucess!


I summited Balsam Cone via the Deep Gap Trail on a cool, November day. Conditions were pretty much perfect, with relatively mild temperatures and excellent visibility.

Posted Nov 12, 2004 12:13 am

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