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larvitarA decent little hike...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2017


...except for the two minutes and thirty-eight seconds when the sun went out. Those were kind of amazing.

This humble hill happened to be smack-dab in the middle of the path of totality for the 2017 solar eclipse, so I dragged my friends up the Skyway to see it here. Several hundred of our closest friends had the same idea, so parking was a challenge, but all in all, the crowd was much calmer and friendlier than I'd expected. We wound up hiking a mile from our car to the trailhead, then another mile and change to the summit, which, by 10 am, was already coated in tents and telescopes. We waited up top until totality at 2:35 pm (partial clouds had us worried we'd miss it, but the sky cleared up just in time), then we hung around another hour or so to let the crowd clear out before we descended.

360-degree views of a 360-degree sunset around a white ring in an indigo sky... I'll never forget this hike.
Posted Sep 6, 2017 10:05 pm

joseyinnetExceedingly pleasant  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2016


Really pleasant stroll through the woods and open summits to the top. Lovely wild flowers scattered about and wide expansive views every which way. Also: the entire mountain to myself!
Posted Apr 22, 2016 10:26 pm

DundeelLate Evening Visit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2014


Mountain to myself.
Posted May 4, 2014 7:33 pm

johnmnicholsGreat meadows  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2006


Great meadows and no other people. Perfect place to relax for a day in the mountains.
Posted Dec 27, 2007 9:40 am

e-docWOW  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2007


What a view! I could trace the AT on the ridgelines from Bly Gap to Clingmans Dome, >100 trail miles. Could see from Mt LeConte to Tray Mt to Brasstown Bald.
Posted Oct 19, 2007 4:11 pm

WoundedKneeOld FS road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2006


Easy hike with fantastic views.
Posted Sep 3, 2006 1:34 pm

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