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StevenbsandersGot lost
Date Climbed: May 1, 2001

Stevenbsanders

Attempted to climb Cold Mountain but got lost in the wilderness area. What a loser!
Posted Sep 11, 2013 2:04 pm

Joel HopperLived up to its name   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2013

Joel Hopper

I was planning on a five summit day of the southern section of the Balsams, but the Blue Ridge Parkway was closed & Cold Mountain became my Plan B. 15 degrees when I started, 30 degrees when I finished. Climbed via Art Loeb Trail- Deep Gap- summit from Daniel Boone camp. Poor trail visibility proving the postings are serious when map & compass are encouraged. Mostly a shaded hike in the morning. Parallel park at the trailhead kiosk on the river side of the road (per the very courteous campground manager). The parking signs say forestry use only, but apparently this is incorrect & pending a signage change. I only saw two other people on my way down.
Posted Jan 4, 2013 9:04 pm

KoonsyCold Mountain  Sucess!

Koonsy

Hiked the Art Leob trail from the Black Balsam parking area. Thunderstorms and rain killed a lot of the views, but the trail was very nice for the most part.
Posted May 16, 2010 11:56 am

sprossedaD Boone camp and SR ledge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 1, 1999

sprosseda

Have come from Shining Rock Mtn across "the ledge" connecting ridge and come up from Daniel Boone boyscout camp at the bottom of the valley. Steep last bit to the top with a very narrow summit ridge. A few good rock outcrops with great views. Good Mtn.
Posted Oct 7, 2009 12:35 pm

tiogaFrom Camp Daniel Boone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2009

tioga

Climbed the Art Loeb Trail from Camp Daniel Boone to Deep Gap and then to the top. I had the top to myself for lunchtime and enjoyed the views back to the other sixers in the area.
Posted May 12, 2009 11:12 am

montanachrisBrrr!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 23, 2007

montanachris

Wow! This was definitely a challenge for me! Hiked from the Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp up the Art Loeb trail in a Winter Storm Warning. I tagged the USGS marker on top in 60+ mph wind gusts and headed straight back down through freezing rain. Got back to the car borderline hypothermic. Note: water resistant does NOT mean water proof. Thanks Cold for teaching me that the southern Appalachians are wetter than the northern Rockies. Learned that lesson the hard way.
Posted Dec 16, 2008 10:31 pm

maddie77777My first real mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

maddie77777

This was my first real mountain hike, and I'll never forget it. We only saw one other person the entire day, and it was so peaceful and quiet. Fantastic.
Posted Apr 28, 2008 10:35 pm

johnmnicholsGreat secluded hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 21, 2005

johnmnichols

Climbed with my dog from the boy scout campground. Great views south into Shining Rock and Pisgah NF from the summit.
Posted Dec 27, 2007 9:38 am

captainbuudaPerfect end-of-summer-hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2007

captainbuuda

I'm normally not one to "bag" summits/peaks; I'm really there for the "mountain high" experience. This hike was actually a sort of penance, however, for cutting short (on account of heat and drought) a 140 mile section hike on the AT a week prior (did 90 miles). With the 10.5 mile Cold Mtn hike from the Daniel Boone Camp I figured I could at least reach the 100 mile mark, which I guess is respectable... Anyways, I got a late start on the 3 1/2 hr drive, so I started on the trail around 10am. This, turned out to be a blessing in disguise since it allowed me to share my hike with 2 separate hikers. And the hot, dry summer weather had actually abated slightly to allow for a comfortable 70 degree temp. The trail wasn't quite as rugged as I had imagined, though it was challenging. The views from the summit weren't horrible, however, also weren't as grand as I had imagined(probably due to muggy summer air) . I will have to come back in winter to see the snow and the better views that I suspect the crisp winter air will provide. Taken altogether, though, it was a completely worthwhile experience that I enjoyed thoroughly. Also, as a side note, I saw probably about 20 hikers that day while descending -- also not quite as solitary as I had imagined.
Posted Nov 13, 2007 6:50 pm

buzzdainerCamp Daniel Boone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1999
Nice hike. Didn't run into the Home Guard, which was a bit of a relief.
Posted Oct 15, 2007 11:27 am

TheonestarDaniel Boone Camp  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2007

Theonestar

From the camp (had a late start and camped 1/4 of a mile from the summit) to the summit (next day) then off on the Art Loeb to Black Balsam. Awesome mountain-very difficult terrain though.
Posted Sep 10, 2007 12:57 am

wyattwCold Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

wyattw

Rough terrain but the weather was very nice otherwise.
Posted Aug 14, 2007 6:12 pm

StarManWondeful Fall Colors
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2006

StarMan

Great hike from Daniel Boone Scout Camp.
Posted Aug 9, 2007 8:26 pm

Joseph ClaghornCold Mountain in the Cold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2007

Joseph Claghorn

Did this on a perfect winter day. There were great views without the leaves on the trees. All told, the 11.5 mile hike took us six hours, including some short breaks for lunch. In heavy snow, however, the trail would be hard to find as there are no blazes.
Posted Jan 23, 2007 5:04 pm

e-docannual Super Bowl weekend hike
Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2002

e-doc

Shorts and t-shirts.Great weather for January! Trail quite slippery to scout camp.Didn't see Renee Zellweger.
Posted Aug 25, 2006 3:55 am

GAHikerGirlI Didn't Think We'd Get Sleet in June!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2006

GAHikerGirl

We took our time for this all-day trek from Black Balsam Knob to Cold Mountain. As we started up the mountain, the weather quickly changed and there was sleet and rain until we set up camp on top. Not much in the way of campsites on top, so we tucked in under some small trees out of the wind. It's probably better to stay in Deep Gap and then hike up without packs. Still, the views to the south were truly breathtaking. Climb up wasn't as as bad as I thought it would be and there's reliable water about 1 mile up the mountain.
Posted Jun 15, 2006 1:29 am

mlandau3From Camp Daniel Boone  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2006

mlandau3

It was 5 streams and a wet spot up to Deep Gap once the trail turned E. It was steep out of Deep Gap. There's a good spring just before reaching the W ridge. And it's a very narrow summit ridge (for the E, that is).
Posted Apr 10, 2006 12:46 am

dwhikeRoute Climbed: Art Loeb from Daniel Boone Camp Date Climbed: 12-10-05  Sucess!

dwhike

The first time I've hiked the peak via this route. Trail easy to follow with a half-dozen blowdowns. Quite a stretch of the legs! Great winter views all the way up. A great hike! Check out some photos I took on the hike HERE.
Posted Dec 12, 2005 5:55 pm

TomSellickRoute Climbed: From Graveyard Fields Date Climbed: June 2001  Sucess!

TomSellick

This was my first major hike - bagged a bunch of 6ers and got to see some really cool stuff. The trail was pretty overgrown between Flower Knob and Deep Gap, but after Deep Gap it was straightforward. Cold Mountain is just one of many things to see in this area.
Posted Sep 2, 2005 12:54 pm

cleofuswilliamsRoute Climbed: artloeb 3 to 4 Date Climbed: August 19, 2005  Sucess!
Parked at the Black Balsam parking lot off of the Blue Ridge parkway with my wife and my neighbor. We began the hike around 7am at the trailhead for Art Loeb 3. Made brief detour to summit Black Balsam and again for lunch at Shining Rock. Encountered rain once we reached Deep Gap which lasted the majority of the hike up Cold Mountain. The 3000' elevation drop from the summit of Cold Mountain down Art Loeb 4 to the Boy Scout camp (where we had parked a second vehicle), was tough and began to wear on my left knee causing the last 5 miles to be wrought with pain. Overall it was a truly spectacular hike. It took us about 12 hours and 5 joints.
Posted Aug 22, 2005 5:51 pm

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