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tcole21Alright  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2007

tcole21

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

jeffh25

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

Redwic

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

WoundedKnee

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

VermontMike

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

Hotoven

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

JGHarrison

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

mtsptfam

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

nextyearranier

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

rangermatt

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!

BigCountry

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

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

silversummit

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

skinnywhitecomic

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

Chinigo

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

CrazySanMan

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!

MarkDidier

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

kavak

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

2skinners

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

Ilafan

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

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