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kavakFrom Skyline Drive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2004


While spending one on one time with my daughter, we hiked to the summit of this peak. Sometimes the excitement of the moment is lost on our children, but I think she will remember these moments later.
Posted Oct 27, 2008 9:59 am

silversummitBackpacked up in 1966!  Sucess!


And spent the night in the shelter with a group of Girl Scouts. I remember this so well because when we woke up on Sunday morning fog filled the entire valley below us and we felt like we were floating above the clouds. It was truly a magical hiking experience! Amazingly, I'm still backpacking although not as far and not carrying as much (LOL)!
Posted Sep 24, 2008 10:46 pm

CrazySanManNot too impressed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 31, 2008


The hike was short and pretty easy. The view from the summit wasn't what I hoped. Hawksbill is surrounded by other tall mountains so all you see around you are other peaks- no good view of the valley floor like from Stony Man. I sat near the shelter for about 15 minutes watching three Peregrine Falcons diving down the cliff face and circling back up, occasionally swooping at one another.
Posted Aug 9, 2008 7:06 am

jaygeekrayFantastic View...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2008


Nice stroll up the 1 mile trail from the Upper Hawksbill Parking Lot. The whole family made the trip and we were rewarded with spectacular views and pesky flies on the summit. It was nice to see Old Rag this time after having zero visibilty on her summit two years earlier. No wildlife sightings except for the hawks riding the thermals. I hope the Rangers returned the two lost hikers from Richmond that we dropped off at the Thornton Gap entrance back to their car at the lower White Oak Canyon lot.
Posted Jul 20, 2008 10:43 pm

YEMLove the View of Old Rag  Sucess!


I hit this on a hike along with Stony.
Posted Jan 14, 2008 1:44 am

Stu BrandelHike With Napping Toddler  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 1993

Stu Brandel

I hiked this with wife, each of us with a 3 year old toddler in our packs.
Posted Dec 17, 2007 8:19 pm

Judd97Hawksbill Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006


Climbed with a group of friends from college. Nice, short hike to some good views at the top. Lucky enough to spot a bear and come EXTREMELY close to a pair of deer that totally disregarded us.
Posted Nov 18, 2007 9:07 pm

tiogaBear Sighting  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2007


Climbed it via Whiteoak Canyon Trail to the Appalachian Trail, to the Hawksbill Summit Trail. On my way up the summit trail I watched a bear frolic in the woods about 25 yards away for nearly 10 minutes. Views were limited from the top because it was so hazy and humid.
Posted Oct 8, 2007 6:48 pm

vanman798Been there, done that...


...now if I could only remember when! I'm guessing it was in the fall of 2003, but I don't say that with any certainty.
Posted Sep 30, 2007 2:29 pm

CheesySciFiHawksbill with my mom  Sucess!


My mom and I did the Hawksbill Loop Trail in September 2006. It was really interesting to see the sun shining on Old Rag and Robertson Mountain covered in shadows only a couple of miles away.
Posted Sep 20, 2007 11:26 pm

EnapaiRoute Climbed: From Upper Hawksbill Parking  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2007


Great views from the summit. Nice hike for my wife and I as we drove along Skyline Drive.
Posted Sep 2, 2007 11:21 am

Jim CarrAlways...  Sucess!
nice to get on top of something.
Posted Jun 26, 2007 6:48 pm

Bob SihlerMany times  Sucess!

Bob Sihler

Nice views, and nice place to be when you can get it when it's quiet. Weekdays from late fall through early spring are good for that.
Posted Apr 15, 2007 2:28 pm

Lips74Nice View during Autumn  Sucess!


Easy Hike, nice views.
Posted Mar 13, 2007 4:32 am

Buz GroshongClimbed it many times  Sucess!

Buz Groshong

Hawksbill is a nice hike from Skyline Drive. For a conditioning hike, I like to start at the lower Whiteoak Canyon parking lot and go up Cedar Run and then Hawksbill.
Posted Feb 12, 2007 1:41 am

AirborneBuffNew Years Eve  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2006


Nice hike and lots of wind and fog at the top! Part of a long day spent in SNP.
Posted Jan 1, 2007 5:22 am

tacoturnerRoute Climbed: Hawksbill loop, from Hawksbill Gap Date Climbed: February 10, 2006  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2006


This was the first stop on a 6-day long loop through Shenandoah NP. It was a cold and dreary day, but the view allowed a misty view of what was in store.
Posted Dec 26, 2006 6:53 am

csmcgranahanThrough the mist  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2006


Summited with my father-in-law Chuck from the upper trailhead. Everything above 2,500 feet was socked in with a light rain. We made it to the top pretty quickly on the good trail but had no views other than of clouds. The wind on the summit was pretty rough but not too bad on the rest of the hike due to heavy tree cover.
Posted Oct 30, 2006 4:57 pm

surgentThanksgiving Day '03  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2003


My wife and I had the trail to ourselves in a drizzle and fog. Nice hike, no views. Still, very fun.
Posted Sep 12, 2006 10:16 pm

royswkrFrom Skyline Drive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 1991
Posted Jul 31, 2006 10:09 pm

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