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Sarah SimonSunny and beautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 22, 1997

Sarah Simon

Fantastic up here. Krumholtz trees, the works. Climbed via Alum Caves Bluffs. Icy, though - a little freaky.
Posted Apr 20, 2007 1:56 pm

Sarah SimonRainbow Falls Freeze  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 1996

Sarah Simon

Well, hiked in a snow cloud, but it was still nice.
Posted Apr 20, 2007 10:24 am

bolojmDouble "summit"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2007


Solo trip, up Rainbow Falls trail in 2:30, down Alum Cave trail, back up Alum Cave Trail (1:30). Lunch at Cliff Tops, then a very slow descent down the Rainbow Falls trail. Great day! The Alum Cave trail was very busy, but I didn't see a soul until my first walk by the Lodge. Tagged the true summit on the second ascent of the day, just to make it official.
Posted Apr 2, 2007 7:02 am

J.IannottiMt. Leconte  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2007


From the Alum Cave Route
Posted Feb 26, 2007 4:19 pm

gwave47Icy Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006


Via the Alum Cave Trail... The trail was very icy in the dicey areas. Had to hold onto the cable tightly on the way up around 9 am... by the time we came down that afternoon luckily a good bit had melted... but not enough to keep my wife, myself, and just about everyone else we passed from taking a spill
Posted Nov 20, 2006 5:17 am

lindasyhNice hike
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2000


with my husband and brother-in-law.
Posted Nov 10, 2006 5:32 pm

Michael HoytNice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2000

Michael Hoyt

A nice easy hike with my wife and brother.
Posted Nov 9, 2006 1:08 am

Thomas BeasleyAfternoon Summit - Alum Caves  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2006

Thomas Beasley

Arrived at Mount Leconte at 2pm after driving from Asheville. Reached the summit at 4pm by way of the Alum Caves trail. Got some candy from a very nice lady hiking down the trail. Ran over and checked out the other peaks; Cliff Top etc. Returned to the car by 5:30pm. A very enjoyable hike to finish out my extended weekend.
Posted Nov 3, 2006 4:34 am

KoonsyRoute: Alum Cave  Sucess!


First summit of 2005. Had great conditions and sweet views from the top. Couldn't ask for anything else.
Posted Jul 9, 2006 3:52 pm

EManBevHillsArchival Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 26, 1974


Brings back fond memories
Posted Jun 16, 2006 1:08 am

e-docRoute Climbed: Rainbow Falls, Alum Cave, Boulevard Date Climbed: multiple


In the winter, the shelter is one cold and windy place. Met some backpackers from Atlanta in shelter, freezing their butts off.
Posted Jan 26, 2006 8:53 pm

Livelife4SummitsRoute Climbed: Boulevard Date Climbed: March 12, 2003  Sucess!


Well..this was a sort of a culmination of a long week in the Smokies....we had fun and met some wild and crazy people doing the AT...
Posted Jan 6, 2006 2:36 am

vbc285Route Climbed: Alum Cave Trail Date Climbed: July, 1996  Sucess!


GReat Day Hike. Ran into a Bear on the way down!
Posted Dec 3, 2005 4:25 pm

Alcas24Route Climbed: Boulevard Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2005  Sucess!


Climbed solo on my birthday in conjunction with Kephart and Charlies Bunion. Started at Newfound Gap and used Boulevard and AT. Quite a bit of snow on the trail and did not see a soul the entire day, extremely rare for the Smokies. As a bonus, saw 3 elk while driving out of the park towards Cherokee. A most excellent birthday.
Posted Nov 3, 2005 1:52 am

kckahne9Route Climbed: alum cave Date Climbed: sept. '05  Sucess!
My first solo hike to LeConte, I went up as a crew guest since I will be working on the mountain next season. I have hiked LeConte 4x now and everytime has something different to offer. I'm so blessed to have grown up here!!

M.Whitt--East Tn.
Posted Sep 29, 2005 5:46 pm

davis13Route Climbed: Alum Bluff Caves Date Climbed: Twice in the 90's  Sucess!


Climbed once in the summer with my Dad and once in the winter with my little brother. I consider both 2 of my all time favorite hikes.
Posted Jul 31, 2005 8:56 am

CortezRoute Climbed: Alum Cave Date Climbed: October 31, 1999  Sucess!


A scary Halloween climb.

The foliage at lower elevations was remarkable. The air was crisp and damp. Camped at the shelter near the summit. Great hike!

This was Jennifer's first Southern Sixer

Hiking Party:

Michael Booker

Jennifer Booker

Steve Color

Posted Jul 20, 2005 10:34 am

pingzingrRoute Climbed: Alum Cave Bluff Trail Date Climbed: 1982  Sucess!


First hike ever. Did this with my father and grandfather when I was four years old. I guess this is where I got hooked :) Don't really remember too much except that we ran into a couple of black bears and stayed at the shelter on top of the mountain and based on the pictures it has changed. Back then it was just the stone and chain link.
Posted Jun 16, 2005 3:18 am

growskiDate Climbed: July 1998  Sucess!


great views
Posted Apr 27, 2005 12:07 pm

Michael CroffordRoute Climbed: AT/Boulevard Trail Date Climbed: May 03, 2003  Sucess!

Michael Crofford

Beautiful spring day. Only saw 4 people on the entire way to the summit...couldn't believe the trail was this deserted on a Saturday.
Posted Apr 15, 2005 4:39 pm

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