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

J.Iannotti

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

gwave47Icy Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006

gwave47

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

lindasyh

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

thephotohikerNice Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2000

thephotohiker

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

dwhikeAlum Cave Bluffs Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2005

dwhike

My favorite way up LeConte. A muggy, cloudy day with some breaks. Left early and beat the crowds. LeConte never disappoints.
Posted Jul 30, 2006 2:08 pm

KoonsyRoute: Alum Cave  Sucess!

Koonsy

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

EManBevHills

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

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

e-doc

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!

Livelife4Summits

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!

vbc285

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!

Alcas24

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!

davis13

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!

Cortez

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!

pingzingr

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!

growski

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

desainmeDate Climbed: Spring 79 winter 86  Sucess!

desainme

Been up from Alum Cave and also enjoyed this summit via the Boulevard. The tallest mtn east of the Mississippi.
Posted Mar 20, 2005 7:32 pm

hikeman76Route Climbed: Alum Cave Bluff Trail Date Climbed: February 19, 2005  Sucess!

hikeman76

An incredible trip for my first experience in the Smokies. Lot's of ice on the trail and quite difficult without crampons. 10 degrees at the top, but comfy night in my sleeping bag!! A late night ice storm made for a tricky descent the following day. Next time, I'll bring crampons.
Posted Feb 21, 2005 2:04 pm

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