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CatamountBust out the bike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2004

Catamount

Rode my mountain bike from Newfound Gap to the parking area where the minor hike to the summit begins. Beginning of a big day as I would bike two other southern HPs by days end. HP #17.
Posted Dec 12, 2012 12:43 am

RobynHP #3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012

Robyn

I did this HP the morning after being in a wedding, needless to say I was thankful for it's ease. Weather was cold (which helped combat the hangover's urge to vomit), wet, and extremely foggy.
Posted Dec 11, 2012 8:54 am

yellowgate1st  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2012
First was easy. I even took all 5 family members. There were a LOT of people there, but the views were pretty nice.
Posted Dec 9, 2012 10:00 pm

marilouFoggy Day, No Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012

marilou

HP #17. Very foggy day, icy rain, very windy and cold. Part of Thanksgiving Long Weekend high pointing trip on 7 Southern States: AL, TN, GA, SC, NC, FL, MS
Posted Nov 30, 2012 4:11 pm

funnyfarmGreat Views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2012

funnyfarm

I did this the same day as Mt. Mitchell. Fog at Mt. Mitchell, but great views at Clingman's. Temperatures were in the mid 50s at the top. Great day to be there, the leaves were past peak but still beautiful.
Posted Oct 27, 2012 5:36 pm

kevinsaClingmans Dome  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012

kevinsa

Unfortunately, no views on this cloudy day.
Posted Sep 15, 2012 5:57 pm

chadbwEleventh HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2012

chadbw

We decided to do some backpacking in the national park the night before and morning of the hike, so we were pretty beat and just drove to the top and did the half mile paved hike to the top. The observation tower looks like a UFO (this is a good thing) and the views were spectacular.

We couldn't find the USGS marker so we took a picture of one for sale in the gift shop and counted that.
Posted Aug 29, 2012 1:03 pm

huskertriguyCompletion of the Southern Six-Pack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2012

huskertriguy

The last of my bid through the Southern Six-Pack, and perhaps the most rewarding.

Parked at the Clingmans Dome lot, took the bypass to the AT, hiked to Silers Bald and back. (This was on a ranger's recommendation as an alternative to my original plan to hike from Newfound Gap. Glad I took it; great views & ridgeline hiking.)

I didn't see a soul on the entire AT until back within a mile of Clingmans. Magnificent. This was a relatively easy ridgeline hike. I took about 3.5 hours, including a 15-minute nap atop Silers and another 15 minutes on the summit of Clingmans.

SHP #29
Posted Aug 21, 2012 9:05 pm

technicolorNHlong hike in  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2007

technicolorNH

Hiked in from the Newfound Gap parking lot. Took about three hours each way, with thunderstorms and driving rain. The police were searching for a Chinese kid who went missing from the summit area.
Posted Aug 20, 2012 12:52 am

BConleyCrowded  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012

BConley

Summit area crowded, grabbed this one on the way to texas. HP #20
Posted Aug 18, 2012 3:38 pm

Outdooraholic#18  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Outdooraholic

My 18th state highpoint
Posted Aug 12, 2012 11:15 pm

PaulRomanoState HP #11  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2012

PaulRomano

Would have liked to have done a longer hike, but after getting blistered feet the day before on Mount Mitchell, I decided the 0.5 mile paved path sounded excellent. Clear weather and nice views on top for sure.
Posted May 30, 2012 4:24 am

MusiscaHigh point #3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 2, 2012
Hiked to mt. Collins shelter with my pack and stayed overnight. Took the AT to Clingmans up top. Clear day and great view.
Posted May 6, 2012 4:29 pm

NickyPHP #1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2012

NickyP

After spending 20 minutes circling the parking lot for a space, we raced up in the rain as a thunderstorm was rolling in. And had fun doing it.
Posted Apr 11, 2012 4:03 pm

GlennDHP #8  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2010

GlennD

Hiked up for an overnight from Husky Gap. Beautiful fall foliage in the Smokies that time of year.
Posted Jan 21, 2012 5:17 pm

markowensHP #23  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2011

markowens

Nice site. Easy to find- just follow all of the people! lol
Posted Dec 7, 2011 11:18 am

McCannster#18  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2011

McCannster

It was really foggy and chilly, but we made a quick jaunt up to the summit via the paved tourist trail. Zero views.
Posted Nov 26, 2011 6:14 pm

aprovance1st Highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2011

aprovance

Great views as leaves are beginning to peak.
Posted Oct 13, 2011 11:00 pm

jds3038#4
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011

jds3038

This was the second time that my hiking and HP buddy, Mike, and I have visited Clingmans Dome (first time was in 1994?). With the increase of technology (digital cameras, etc.), we basically decided to redo and document the 18 HP's we had already completed along the east coast. The disposable camera/photos just didn't cut it. Views from the atop the observation tower were enshrouded with clouds. Though, the views from the parking lot were outstanding.
Posted Sep 25, 2011 12:44 pm

JowLong Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011

Jow

Long 16 mile hike. But prety nice not much views though. HP #16
Posted Sep 21, 2011 10:56 am

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