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Alcas24Route Climbed: A.T. Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2004  Sucess!


Climbed as part of a three day backpack trip. Started at the road to nowhere and spent the first night along Hazel Creek. Ascended to the AT and summit on the second day, descending and camping along Forney Creek the second night. Out to the road the third day. Awesome trip.
Posted Nov 3, 2005 1:44 am

cybondRoute Climbed: Via AT Date Climbed: April 2005  Sucess!


When one of my friend's and I summited it, freezing fog and mist obscured any chance of a view. Our visibility was about 10 feet in front of us, with light snow at the top. Temps dropped down in the single digits with wind chill. Ice and snow covered much of the trail, at best there was frozen mud. Probably should have worn crampons. Excellent time with a good friend. Highly recommended whether you are on a family trip (visit in different weather!) or a backpacker on the AT.
Posted Oct 16, 2005 6:54 pm

TLPRoute Climbed: path from parking lot Date Climbed: September 25, 2005  Sucess!


No view, totally foggy. Very WINDY on the tower. My 11th State highpoint.
Posted Sep 27, 2005 12:30 pm

TomSellickRoute Climbed: Appalachian Trail from Newfound Gap Date Climbed: October 2003  Sucess!


It was pretty cold all day...We left our bikes on top and rode them down Clingman's Dome Road after the climb, which is an OK section of the AT (too close to the road). Looking to do the whole section through the park in February.
Posted Sep 2, 2005 12:48 pm

chmoore577Route Climbed: Pavement Date Climbed: June 23, 2003  Sucess!


Will and I first "climbed" the concrete trail to the summit of Clingman's Dome in June of 2003. I re-summited it in May of 2005, with my wife, Robin who braved 40 degree temperatures, gusting winds and driving rains to hike the paved trail in flip-flops. Needless to say this took a little coaxing from me...she was not happy. My 10th highpoint, her 5th.
Posted Sep 1, 2005 10:32 am

starship_jenRoute Climbed: Pavement Date Climbed: September 1, 2003  Sucess!


Cold, gray, foggy, misty! So, THAT'S why they call it the Great Smoky Mountains! : ) Dense fog obscured the view and it was windy, but quiet and peaceful. Loved the unusual lookout tower.
Posted Aug 4, 2005 11:45 pm

davis13Route Climbed: Pavement Date Climbed: 80's and 90's  Sucess!


Walked up it numerous times from the parking lot on family vacations.
Posted Jul 31, 2005 8:54 am

longroperRoute Climbed: Path from the parking lot Date Climbed: 2 July 2005  Sucess!


Good view of some rare fur trees. Nice area to hike.
Posted Jul 7, 2005 1:40 pm

SteveinFXBGRoute Climbed: Paved Path Date Climbed: May 27, 2005  Sucess!
This was my second time up to the tower. The first was back on August 27, 2004. The views were better this time around. We decided to avoid the crowds coming up the paved trail and headed down the AT to the bypass trail. If you want to feel more like you climbed the mountain, take this one up. It is VERY rocky and there are many dead trees. We also met an AT thru-hiker and wished him luck.
Posted Jun 19, 2005 11:20 pm

pingzingrRoute Climbed: From the car to the saucer :) Date Climbed: 1979, 1982, 1987...  Sucess!


Came up to Clingmans Dome every time we came to the Smokies.
Posted Jun 16, 2005 3:26 am

captainronRoute Climbed: Standard paved path Date Climbed: June 2002  Sucess!


I was really disappointed with the summit, but then again what can you expect from a mountain that you drive to the top. It was really windy and cold but the veiws were nice.
Posted Jun 9, 2005 7:11 am

txmountaineerRoute Climbed: Appalachian Trail Date Climbed: 17 March 2005  Sucess!


My father and I climbed up the AT and descended the road. The trail was extremely icy, and hardpacked enough that crampons didn't help. Got to a foggy summit only to have it clear out less than an hour after we started descending! C'est la vie...
Posted Apr 9, 2005 11:03 am

Steve GruhnRoute Climbed: Wheelchair Accessible One Date Climbed: March 1988  Sucess!
I was amazed at how developed this mountain was.
Posted Jan 30, 2005 5:24 pm

mrhDate Climbed: October 28, 2001  Sucess!


Great day at the top. The sky was sunny though a bit fuzzy, but this accented the distant ridges nicely. Loads of people. Looks like some of the dead forest are trying to regenerate.
Posted Dec 11, 2004 3:10 pm

dcanaleyDate Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!
Easy walk along the standard tourist path.
Posted Dec 10, 2004 4:47 am

REDHEAD1Route Climbed: NEWFOUND RD TOOK AT TRAIL TO TOP Date Climbed: NOV-14-04  Sucess!
Posted Nov 16, 2004 6:07 am

petersbikeRoute Climbed: Appalachian tr from summit parking lot. Date Climbed: October 12th or 13th 2004  Sucess!


Heading back out west from Asheville. Road biked up 441 from Cherokee to summit parking lot. Next day drove up early and hiked to summit in moist foggy conditions.
Posted Oct 29, 2004 6:42 pm

jomalRoute Climbed: AT Date Climbed: Summer 01, Fall 03  Sucess!


Two great backpacking trips. If you can stand the rain, the Smokies are incredible.
Posted Oct 29, 2004 3:57 am

woodstriderRoute Climbed: AT Date Climbed: 6-5-98  Sucess!


Always love to bag a high peak and hike a section of the AT at the same time. Had Bob Schultz for company.
Posted Sep 9, 2004 2:54 pm

Matt KRoute Climbed: Paved trail Date Climbed: Summer 1997  Sucess!

Matt K

It was fun to pass all the people huffing up the trail. Views weren't good, too many clouds.
Posted Aug 29, 2004 7:46 pm

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