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chugach mtn boyvia Deep Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 1978

chugach mtn boy

with Lionel Kennedy in a traverse of the range to Mitchell. This peak is not much on views but has lots of atmosphere.
Posted Jun 28, 2007 1:05 pm

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 5 of 6 in my Southern Sixer Six Pack. Check out my trip report on the Mount Mitchell page.
Posted Mar 12, 2007 2:19 pm

GAHikerGirlA Bit of A Trick to Find the Summit....  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2005


but it's there. Just some easy bushwacking to the top.
Posted Apr 20, 2006 10:02 pm

TomSellickRoute Climbed: BMCT Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!


On the way to Deep Gap
Posted Aug 31, 2005 6:41 pm

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


My wife Jennifer and I hiked Catail Peak/Potato Knob 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 10:30 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 5th and worst of the five summits hiked that day, Cattails Peak offered absolutley no views. It was a good resting place, but once again I would only reccomend this hike to peakbaggers. Check out my trip report on the Mt. Mitchell page.
Posted May 31, 2005 5:02 pm

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


I hit Cattail Peak on my day hike of the Black Mountain Crest Trail, aka Deep Gap Trail. A really nice peak. The summit had some quite level areas and some very tempting campsites, although the park service does request that no one camp on the crest of the Black Mountains. Indeed, all one has to do is climb over Potato Hill and descend into Deep Gap to find nice and varied campsites which are closer to a water source.

Posted Nov 11, 2004 10:23 pm

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