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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 12:21 pm

Vic Hanson#3
Date Climbed: Sep 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 2:51 pm

THalkyAlmost wish we didn't stop at this one  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2012


Kinda feel like we should have done the rest of the range since we put so much energy into getting there. But it had already been a pretty long day and we had to get all the way back down Mitchell and be ready for the Smokey's the next day.
Posted Jan 28, 2013 1:32 pm

Jimmy RiversCrest Trail to Big Tom  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

Jimmy Rivers

Hiked the Mitchell Trail up to the Mitchell summit, then the Crest Trail to Mt Craig and Big Tom. So sweeeeet up there, i'll go back!
Posted Jan 14, 2013 6:08 am

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 8:56 am

chilkootAnother peak on the ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012


We met "Big Tom" in the museum on Mt. Mitchell, then climbed his eponymous peak later that day.
Posted Aug 9, 2012 10:38 pm

MusiscaRidge hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2012
Great hike
Posted May 6, 2012 4:35 pm

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


2nd birthday in a row spent here on the East Coast hiking the Appalachians. Loving this tradition. Loved the story of Thomas "Big Tom" Wilson and how he found the body of Elisha Mitchell. Great views from this peak if you venture off the main trail a little.
Posted Nov 3, 2011 6:38 pm

damgaardgreat scenery  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2011


Drove to the top of Mitchell with "the old folks" and my brother. Frost in the trees made an awesome scenery. Hiked to Mt. Craig and Big Tom and back.
Posted Nov 2, 2011 4:34 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 10:00 am

mlandau3Not An Official Southern 6,000 Footer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2004


Up and down it on the BMCT; it's very neat when ascending when returning from Deep Gap
Posted Jan 6, 2011 6:38 pm

SpindleLast of the day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2010


An out and back dayhike from Mt. Mitchell SP campground.

Beautiful dayhike.
Posted Nov 29, 2010 2:47 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 6:10 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 9:57 pm

chugach mtn boyA couple of times  Sucess!

chugach mtn boy

I traversed this peak in the 70s and 80s, when it was just a nice bump on the trail. But my dad used to tell stories of being lost on "the Black Brothers," of which Big Tom was one, in the 1930s. Back then this was about as wild and untracked a mountain you could find.
Posted Aug 28, 2009 2:52 pm

KoonsyDeep Gap  Sucess!


Not much to it, but all in all a nice hike.
Posted Jul 16, 2009 12:36 am

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


Short hop from Craig. On to Balsam Cone & Cattail.
Posted Jun 2, 2009 4:43 pm

RedwicBlack Mountain Trifecta!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2009


I hiked to Big Tom after already visiting Mount Mitchell and Mount Craig. However, the thick fog and sideways-blowing rainstorm made portions of the route too questionable to safely continue... and nightfall was quickly approaching. This was my seventh peak summited that day.
Posted May 27, 2009 2:21 am

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

Sarah Simon

We enjoyed this one with several of its nieghbors. Since my husband's name is Tom, this mountain had special meaning for us. Beautiful outing, lovely day, fantastic weather. I love the Black Mountaion Crest.

Partner: Husband.
Posted May 12, 2009 7:31 pm

nayrbBig Tom Ain't Nothing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2007


Hit the summit w/ my friend Bill. Fun little run from Mount Craig & Mount Mitchell. Big Tom was a bear hunter from what I discovered.
Posted Jul 5, 2008 11:29 am

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