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HotovenAlways foggy?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2009


Came up on it after cutting over from Chimney Tops. It was super foggy and could not even see the ground once in the dome. we did a 19 mile hike round trip to get there too!
Posted Apr 16, 2009 11:10 pm

JGHarrisonfreeze out  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2007


i had ice in my shoes
Posted Jan 27, 2009 1:56 pm

Ted EliasonSummit!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 4, 1995

Ted Eliason

I wish southerners would stop putting observation decks on their high points.
Posted Jan 16, 2009 7:00 pm

mtsptfam2nd times the Charm  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2008


This is my 2nd time up. The first time was on a backpacking trip in the smokies which yielded no view because the weather was so bad I could only see about 20yards. This time, even though I took the drive up, I could see the whole way to Mount Mitchell. Bummer I can't get to it's summit because it is closed for "construction".
Posted Nov 27, 2008 12:16 pm

nextyearranierTook the high road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2005


Cheated and took the road, but hiked the steep path for about a mile. Nice views, even with the fog.
Posted Nov 4, 2008 4:08 pm

rangermattBusy busy busy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2008


Probably won't be a busier day until...maybe Memorial Day. Everyone enjoying the last gasp of summer, with pleasant temperatures - borderline t-shirt weather. Interestingly, Americans seemed to be vastly outnumbered by international visitors.
Posted Oct 26, 2008 8:49 pm

BigCountryAs a kid  Sucess!


with my family
Posted Oct 3, 2008 6:47 pm

silversummitWalked up on a cold day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2006


We were driving through the NP and decided to see if the road was still open and this was the last weekend it was that season. I cannot pass up a chance to see any mountain view and take a picture so off I went. It was chilly, windy and almost no one was there so I felt like I was on top of the park; very pretty 360 degree views! I actually hiked very near here 26 years ago but didn't finish the trek up to the Dome.
Posted Sep 24, 2008 10:39 pm

skinnywhitecomicHP # 4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008


I was expecting a USGS marker somewhere but never saw it. Not a bad place.
Posted Sep 1, 2008 4:28 pm

ChinigoHP #12 - from parking lot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2003


I (with my wife (Tracy) and son (Alex), then almost 3 yrs old) did this as part of our second family HP trip.

Here's another mountain that I need to climb for real someday.
Posted Aug 19, 2008 2:03 pm

CrazySanManCarried my 80lb son  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2008


In the parking lot I saw the paved trail and kept my flip flops on. My son (7 years old, 80 lbs, asthma) had just woken up and was grumpy. He didn't want to hike the trail so I gave him a piggy back ride. What a workout! I had no idea the trail would be that steep in places. I carried him all the way up the tower and had sewing machine legs all the way down. My first highpoint.
Posted Aug 11, 2008 7:29 am

MarkDidierConcrete Jungle  Sucess!


The best part of hiking to the observation tower is the information sign showing the peaks in the distance as it helps point out other peaks that you have climbed, or hope to climb.
Posted Jul 12, 2008 9:45 am

kavakFrom Summit Parking Area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 23, 1985


My wife and 4 year old son accompanied me on the 1/2 mile walk to this strange structure built so that anyone can see the views. Only there were no views!!
Posted Jul 2, 2008 10:18 am

2skinnersHP # 13  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008


Originally planned to do VA, TN, & KY with my wife. Got a late start and weather changed our plans. So we instead opted for TN and were going to do VA the next day but plans were again thwarted by the weather so we did KY. We did the "Highpointer's Route" (1 mile RT)for this one, but before you say anything, 8-10 hours of driving on a weekend off one way can be just as strenous as hiking 15 miles. I've done both, so I can compare accurately.
We experienced the most amazing sunset of our lifetime on this day. The entire area was bathed in a yellow/orange glow. It was unreal!!
Posted Jun 29, 2008 11:36 pm

IlafanTake me to your leader.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2008


Tons of people, and that was part of the joy. I liked seeing the wide variety of folks hiking up the paved path. All colors, shapes, and sizes were there, and the view from the spaceship was gorgeous. Lots of fun.
Posted Jun 25, 2008 8:37 pm

Tracy21st state highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008


Hiked up the half-mile paved walkway after hiking Mt. Rogers earlier in the day.
Posted Jun 7, 2008 11:24 pm

atavistAT section hike  Sucess!


Spring Break (Mar 2001) - spent some cold icy days on the AT from Fontana to Davenport Gap. It was early thru-hiker season and a pretty fun hike.
Posted May 19, 2008 9:16 pm

LilBirdNice View


Walked to the top the easy way.
Posted May 10, 2008 10:13 pm

TiogaBradfordvia AT from Newfound Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008


Started the hike in plenty of rain, finished with sunshine and decent views. It was a fairly easy hike with minimal elevation gain, though it was somewhat long (16ish miles).
Posted Apr 29, 2008 11:47 pm

maddie77777Summit via the lazy man route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2008


Hiked the half mile up the paved road from the parking lot, the lazy way. I'll hike it the real way later when I try the AT in sections. For now, I was just driving through and thought I'd snag a high point.
Posted Apr 21, 2008 10:53 pm

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