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First Summit

 

Page Type: Trip Report

Location: North Carolina, United States, North America

Object Title: First Summit

Date Climbed/Hiked: Sep 8, 2012

Activities: Hiking

Season: Fall

 

Page By: owenslj

Created/Edited: Sep 10, 2012 / Sep 10, 2012

Object ID: 812850

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Page Score: 71.06%  - 1 Votes 

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Nice starter hike

This was my first summit ever, and I think it was a pretty good starter. For me, the hike was more a fitness goal than anything, so I'd been in the gym for a few months prior, trying to build my endurance and drop some weight. As a fitness goal, it was a pretty good hike. I did the 5.7 mile mount mitchell trail from Black Mountain Campground in 3hrs 15min, and was pretty worn out by the time I reached the summit. The guide at the trailhead estimates about 5 hours. If I had been looking for glorious views and pristine nature, I would have been disappointed. On the way up, most of the open views are marred by a power/telephone line that I presume feeds the gift shop and commissary at the peak. And when I reached the summit, the fog had rolled in, resulting in zero visibility.

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JoelSkokKeep up the good work!

JoelSkok

Voted 10/10

And if you have any pictures, they would add tremendous interest to your account. thanks for sharing your experience
Posted Sep 10, 2012 6:57 pm

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