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mountainhareSecond visit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013


Drove to the paved path after a long morning hike north of Newfound Gap. It was my second visit here and first to the actual summit tower, where I was blanketed in fog.
Posted Sep 5, 2013 9:29 pm

BadgerSummitSeekerState High Point # 23  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2010


After completing Kentucky in the morning, I headed down to Clingmans Dome before catching a flight from Nashville the next day. The Clingmans Dome road was closed during my visit so I had to hike the 13 mile RT along the AT to the summit. I'm glad it worked out that way because it made the summit more challenging. It was a rare moment to have this summit all to myself since normally when the road is open there are hordes of tourists.
Posted Jul 27, 2013 11:29 pm

PhenomenalWomanSoaked in the Sunset  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2013


Approached around sunset and hiked the steep path after 13 miles on the AT earlier that day. Happened upon a bear cub along the way playing on the hill. Enjoyed a beautiful sunset on our last day in the mountains.
Posted Jul 20, 2013 5:28 pm

JRaphaelsonRoute: Paved Path  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2013


6th highpoint. Wanted to bag LeConte as well, so took the paved path. Skies were too cloudy for views.
Posted May 24, 2013 7:39 pm

eliotjgWoohoo!  Sucess!


2010: First state highpoint. I definitely enjoyed being there, but the mountain was completely enveloped in clouds so zero views. It wasn't even the highlight of the day as Chimney Tops was more fun on every aspect, but I'm sure if I went back on a clear day my opinion of the 3rd highest in the Appalachians would be higher.
Posted Apr 5, 2013 12:21 am

mebo1126Cool  Sucess!


Very easy, paved, 1/2 mile trail to the top of TN's highpoint!
Posted Feb 17, 2013 5:31 pm

mcmurdosound...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2012


Easy little hike to the top, which was fun. Unfortunately didn't have any views with all the mist. We hiked to Andrew's Bald after, which I think is even cooler!
Posted Feb 7, 2013 3:52 am

THalky#6 - Love the smokeys  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2012


Drove up this, but tacked on a couple hikes elsewhere in the park. Was looking forward to Chimney Tops but it was closed so we did Grotto Falls and Le Conte instead.
Posted Jan 28, 2013 11:59 am

xbaghattwenty-six  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009


Posted Jan 20, 2013 10:43 am

Jimmy RiversHiked Leconte instead, still love the Smokies!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2012

Jimmy Rivers

Second time at Clingman's Dome, state HP #6. Since you can't really hike up to it without taking the AT forever, we hiked Mt Leconte the next day, which was a great substitute. The Smokies are awesome either way....grouped with Mitchell/Asheville, one of my fav trips.
Posted Jan 4, 2013 3:33 pm

RobynHP #3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012


I did this HP the morning after being in a wedding, needless to say I was thankful for it's ease. Weather was cold (which helped combat the hangover's urge to vomit), wet, and extremely foggy.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 8:54 am

yellowgate1st  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2012
First was easy. I even took all 5 family members. There were a LOT of people there, but the views were pretty nice.
Posted Dec 9, 2012 10:00 pm

marilouFoggy Day, No Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012


HP #17. Very foggy day, icy rain, very windy and cold. Part of Thanksgiving Long Weekend high pointing trip on 7 Southern States: AL, TN, GA, SC, NC, FL, MS
Posted Nov 30, 2012 4:11 pm

funnyfarmGreat Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2012


I did this the same day as Mt. Mitchell. Fog at Mt. Mitchell, but great views at Clingman's. Temperatures were in the mid 50s at the top. Great day to be there, the leaves were past peak but still beautiful.
Posted Oct 27, 2012 5:36 pm

kevinsaClingmans Dome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012


Unfortunately, no views on this cloudy day.
Posted Sep 15, 2012 5:57 pm

chadbwEleventh HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2012


We decided to do some backpacking in the national park the night before and morning of the hike, so we were pretty beat and just drove to the top and did the half mile paved hike to the top. The observation tower looks like a UFO (this is a good thing) and the views were spectacular.

We couldn't find the USGS marker so we took a picture of one for sale in the gift shop and counted that.
Posted Aug 29, 2012 1:03 pm

huskertriguyCompletion of the Southern Six-Pack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2012


The last of my bid through the Southern Six-Pack, and perhaps the most rewarding.

Parked at the Clingmans Dome lot, took the bypass to the AT, hiked to Silers Bald and back. (This was on a ranger's recommendation as an alternative to my original plan to hike from Newfound Gap. Glad I took it; great views & ridgeline hiking.)

I didn't see a soul on the entire AT until back within a mile of Clingmans. Magnificent. This was a relatively easy ridgeline hike. I took about 3.5 hours, including a 15-minute nap atop Silers and another 15 minutes on the summit of Clingmans.

SHP #29
Posted Aug 21, 2012 9:05 pm

technicolorNHlong hike in  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2007


Hiked in from the Newfound Gap parking lot. Took about three hours each way, with thunderstorms and driving rain. The police were searching for a Chinese kid who went missing from the summit area.
Posted Aug 20, 2012 12:52 am

BConleyCrowded  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012


Summit area crowded, grabbed this one on the way to texas. HP #20
Posted Aug 18, 2012 3:38 pm

Outdooraholic#18  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012


My 18th state highpoint
Posted Aug 12, 2012 11:15 pm

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