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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

thegoldengriffRoute Climbed: appalachian trail Date Climbed: Aug 1998  Sucess!


Good times!
Posted Aug 25, 2004 8:26 pm

Tbacon251Route Climbed: Forney Creek Trail Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2003


Starting at the top (parking lot) we hiked down the Forney Creek Trail until we reached backcountry camp site 70(where we stayed the night). In the moring, we hiked back up....all the way....up the stairs....and to the summit of Clingman's Dome. This is a long hike with lots of streams to fall in (I fell twice) and get water from. Great hike.
Posted Jul 26, 2004 2:03 am

gunnersmithRoute Climbed: paved trail Date Climbed: multiple  Sucess!


Pavement. What else can I say! How fun can it be?

Views are good, but there are a ton of people, and the smog is depressing.
Posted Apr 18, 2004 9:12 pm

ChrisRoute Climbed: From the AT Date Climbed: Many times via the road, 1993 via the AT  Sucess!


A super easy "climb" from the parking lot (or the AT for that matter), but well worth it for the views. Stunning views when the smog/haze isn't too bad (rare anymore apparently).
Posted Mar 22, 2004 10:25 pm

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