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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

Bark EaterCrest Trail from Mt. Mitchell  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1996

Bark Eater

Pleasant hike up in the fir trees.
Posted Sep 27, 2007 12:48 pm



First climbed in Sept, 2004.
Posted Aug 9, 2007 8:10 pm

Theonestardeep gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007


pretty simple coming from Craig-not so simple from Balsam
Posted Aug 5, 2007 10:56 pm

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

Jerry L

Posted Jul 12, 2007 7:19 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 3 of 6 in my Southern Sixer Six Pack. Check out my trip report on the Mount Mitchell Page.
Posted Mar 12, 2007 2:14 pm

GAHikerGirlFantastic Views....  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2005


and not a bad climb at all.
Posted Apr 20, 2006 10:03 pm

TomSellickRoute Climbed: BMCT Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!


does this one actually count as a 6er?
Posted Aug 31, 2005 6:41 pm

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 10:19 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!


Big Tom offered some fun to climb rock structures. The views were pretty decent too. To read about my whole experience check out my trip report on the Mt. Mitchell page.
Posted May 31, 2005 5:04 pm

petersbikeRoute Climbed: BMC trail Date Climbed: 1996  Sucess!


Good hike,all the way out to Burnsville . Hooked up with some people for shuutle back to Mt Mitchell.
Posted Mar 17, 2005 5:42 pm

Steve GruhnRoute Climbed: From Mitchell Date Climbed: March 1988  Sucess!
Nice walk.
Posted Jan 26, 2005 11:07 pm

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


The climb from Deep Gap back over Cattail Peak, Potato Hill, Balsam Cone, and then Big Tom is one of the toughest I've ever attempted. If you like a challenge, then this is the one for you.

Posted Nov 11, 2004 11:34 am

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