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highlandvillagerMissed the bears, but not the tourists  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2010


We hiked up the AT from Newfound Gap, hoping to see some bears. We met a few hikers who had seen some, but we didn't see any. Fortunately, the road to the top was closed for re-paving, so we didn't see any herds of tourists up there either. We enjoyed a quiet lunch and some great views from the observation deck. HP28
Posted Jun 7, 2010 4:51 pm

sgb02dLong Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2010


Hiked the 16 miles round trip from New Found Gap via the Appalachian trail. Saw a lot of thru hikers.
Posted May 4, 2010 10:03 am

VaslerSmoky  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2006


Surrounding fog and a circular ramp to a tower. Hard to forget Clingman's dome, in part because of its' AT fame.
Posted Mar 29, 2010 2:18 am

NJTripperSure - you drive to the summit..  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2008


But if you hike a few miles out-n-back on the A/T... I think it counts as a 'summit'.

Actually visited twice in one weekend thru the region.. 1st day (with the A/T hike was misserable, cold, rainy and foggy - no views...). 2 days later (on my way back to Atlanta) the sun was shinning - so I just ~had~ to come by and check it out again. Glad I did... views were great!
Posted Mar 7, 2010 9:51 pm

Joel HopperSpring Break 1994  Sucess!

Joel Hopper

It was a windy afternoon on a five day AT trip. There was a porta-john on top that had to have one of the best views in the Smokies.
Posted Nov 30, 2009 5:41 pm

xDoogiexHP #4  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2009


very cloudy so couldn't see anything til i left it started to clear up and had awesome views at Newfound Gap. lots of people! felt bad driving to the parking lot so i hiked to Andrews Bald and back and summited twice
Posted Nov 24, 2009 7:29 pm

mtnbndBusy with nice views  Sucess!


Walked up the paved trail in sandals. Nice views. Lots of people.
Posted Nov 4, 2009 1:27 pm

derektheredhardly a climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2007


and i could barely see anything. this was actually my 2nd visit to the mountain, the first being when i was a year old (got solid photographic evidence). spent the night in the mt. collins shelter.
Posted Oct 4, 2009 5:10 am

jonesa37super easy summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008


Jones family reunion with Cousin Mark and my Pops
Posted Sep 17, 2009 2:45 pm

shanahan96from parking lot  Sucess!


completed the short hike with mom, an enjoyable jaunt.

Posted Aug 31, 2009 9:21 pm

IHaveArrivedHP #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009


I had a lot of fun climbing to the overlook tower with a couple of young nephews who found more joy in scaling every rock face that lined the paved walkway than the views from the top.
Posted Aug 30, 2009 7:03 pm

tcole21Alright  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2007


I hate that there is a road to the top! We went to Charlies Bunion first and then walked up the paved path to the summit. It would be a lot better if there weren't so many people up there!
Posted Aug 29, 2009 1:10 am

jeffh25"Smokies" Bear  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009


Even in the clouds and fog it was still a great place. About 49 degrees on top in July was nice, especially if you're from Texas. Saw a Bear on the way down too!
Posted Jul 14, 2009 4:05 pm

RedwicPart Of A Hiking Trifecta!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2009


I summited Clingmans Dome, Mount Love, and Mount Buckley all during the same hike. Clingmans Dome was my second State Highpoint of the day (Sassafras Mountain was the first), and my 34th State Highpoint reached overall.
Posted May 26, 2009 8:48 pm

WoundedKneeEasy way up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 18, 2009


With my 2 year old son and parents. Unseasonably cool. Fantastic views from the gaudy concrete structure at the top.
Posted May 23, 2009 3:35 am

VermontMike"Hiked" to the summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008


Man that paved half-mile "hike" was tough. Wish I had my rollerblades, that would have been a funny sight.
Posted May 16, 2009 1:07 am

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

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