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FairweatherTourist Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2014


With the boys and hundreds of other tourists.
Back in TN for a fun family reunion in Pigeon Forge.
Posted Oct 25, 2015 4:47 pm

corsairSecret Parking!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011


Found an access to the AT about 3 miles north of the peak and parked the car in a little clearing off the road for a great little 6 mile hike to the summit on the AT.
Posted Aug 29, 2015 4:08 pm

dino61111From Forney parking area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2012


Walked up the path from the parking area. The lookout tower is certainly a unique structure.
Posted Jan 30, 2015 8:38 pm

captain.ronTook the easy route  Sucess!


Nice walk up the paved path
Posted Jan 5, 2015 2:36 am

Adam Doc FoxSouthern Six Pack Winter  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2014

Adam Doc Fox

Summit #1 of 6 (TN, GA, SC, NC, VA & KY) that we ended up completing with a total time of:
36 hours, 52 minutes and 30 seconds.
Posted Jan 1, 2015 3:42 pm

BajumbugFirst of 2 HP today  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012


Moving from Greeneville to Raliegh, I went way out of the way to hit Tennessee and Kentucky HP. I looked for a long time for the USGS monument, but all I could find was one about a half mile down the trail by the gift shop. The ranger said the summit one may have had concrete poured over it during construction of the wonderful spaceship-like observation tower. Unfortunately, foggy again. Off to Kentucky!
Posted Oct 19, 2014 11:53 pm

DieselMemorial Weekend  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 26, 2013


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


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


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


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


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

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