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DieselMemorial Weekend  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2013

Diesel

Everybody and their mama was there.
Posted Sep 20, 2014 9:12 pm

Sarah SimonFirst time since I was a toddler!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2014

Sarah Simon

This was the end of a 10 mile day AT NoBo. Couldn't see a darn thing due to clouds, but it was funny to emerge all dirty from the woods into a crowd of shivering tourists. First visit since 1976!
Posted Jun 7, 2014 5:12 pm

hornjClingmans Dome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2007
"Walked" it.
Posted Jun 3, 2014 5:32 pm

Arthur Digbeeeasy way  Sucess!

Arthur Digbee

"Climbed" it on the paved path. But it was a steep paved path, I wouldn't recommend it in a wheelchair.
Posted Jun 1, 2014 4:42 pm

MaverickMerkthe hike of Creek Crossings  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2014

MaverickMerk

Hiked up from the Forney Creek trailhead off of Lakeview Drive, took us approximately 7 hours to the top at a comfortable pace, stopping to eat lunch and dropping off overnight gear at camp 70. Mileage to the top via Whiteoak Branch Trail was approximately 15miles. We then descended back down to our camp, crossing the creek multiple times in the dark after sunset, which was exhilarating as we attempted to stay dry. Finished the day off at about 24miles and 12hrs of hiking. Net elevation gain was 6500', which came much easier than the miles because the trail was gradual. Trailhead to summit to trailhead was 31miles and 8000' vertical.
Posted May 28, 2014 11:05 pm

Sue&DenWe did it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 2014
Clear day and the view was great!!! :)
Posted May 18, 2014 1:18 pm

DundeelTourist Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2014

Dundeel

Did the short walk from the parking lot. A bear was grazing on grass alongside the road on the drive out. Folks were stopping to take pictures (like me) but everyone stayed in their cars and I didn't see anyone try to give him handouts.
Posted May 4, 2014 8:05 pm

Andrew RankineNice rest day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2014

Andrew Rankine

Parked on the road to the summit just after Collins and scrambled to the AT. Hiked AT to summit. 8 km total trip with a 1.6 km side trip to Buckley.
Posted Apr 11, 2014 9:36 pm

WoodswalkerClingman's Dome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2006

Woodswalker

Highpoint of Tennessee.
Posted Dec 7, 2013 7:18 am

triviastevea strange day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2013
Got to the parking area and it was sunny. Hiked to the top, and by the time I got to the observation tower, it had started to rain. Climbed the tower, and it was pouring. Needless to say, I didn't stay long. Hiked back down the hill, and it got sunny again. Couldn't see anything from the top due to the clouds, which sucked. I've done this one before and I'll do this one again, too.

The Smokies are amazing. Love this area a lot!
Posted Nov 15, 2013 11:02 am

mountainhareSecond visit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013

mountainhare

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

BadgerSummitSeeker

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

PhenomenalWoman

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

JRaphaelson

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!

eliotjg

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!

mebo1126

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

mcmurdosound

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

THalky

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

xbaghat

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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

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