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DarlaB1Seventh  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2011


Lot's of people. Took the 3/4 mi nature trail down. Ethereal. In my top two so far.
Posted Jun 28, 2011 9:31 pm

redmondHP # 25  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2011
Hiked up from Black Mountain Campground. It was sunny and bright, then an hour in a bad thunderstorm hit. By the time I hit the summit it was clear again. I was the only one on the trail, but there were quite a few people at the top. Overall great day.
Posted Jun 23, 2011 2:27 pm

phillinleyLike the old top better  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2011


Second time visiting this highpoint. Came out to see the newly built up top. I liked the older lookout tower better, just had a more rustic feel. New one is still nice though.
Posted May 21, 2011 12:35 am

BConleyMt Mitchell  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 19, 2011


Hiked from black mt campground. Great weather. Trail well marked and easy to follow.
Posted May 20, 2011 2:29 pm

AlpinistSouthern 6-pack  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2011


Fourth of a 6 state HP weekend. Flew into Knoxville, then hit the HPs for TN, GA, SC, NC, KY and VA. This is my 43rd state HP. A bit foggy but I had the summit to myself.
Posted May 14, 2011 6:46 pm

ribletFrom the valley  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2011
Climbed the long way from Black Mountains Campground up the Mitchell trail. Only saw six people on the trail either coming or going, but saw 50+ at the top.
Posted Apr 26, 2011 1:07 pm

islandborn11My first HP is a classic  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2009


I trudged through snow for two hours on my wife's birthday (and got in mucho trouble later for affected negligence)but it was totally worth it. Nice trail, great views, and almost complete solitude. I hope to hike this one many times over and hit some of the neighboring peaks as well.
Posted Apr 2, 2011 2:33 am



Posted Mar 29, 2011 7:04 am

ZeeJayNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 17, 1998


With lesdubois. Took the Mt Mitchell Trail from the Black Mt. Recreation area. Few people on the trail, but lots of people on the summit.
Posted Jan 29, 2011 10:14 am

mlandau3Several Times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2004


Climbed after hiking from the parking lot to Deep Gap and back.
Posted Jan 3, 2011 6:51 pm

mlandau3Several Times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2004


Climbed after hiking from the parking lot to Deep Gap and back.
Posted Jan 3, 2011 6:50 pm

SpindlePretty day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2010


On a dayhike. Craig and Big Tom included.
Posted Nov 29, 2010 2:44 pm

rggThe easy way   Sucess!


June 2002, in my early days as a hiker, I drove along the Parkway and hiked lots of trails. This one was a doddle, but worth the views.
Posted Nov 16, 2010 7:52 pm

kteichertHP #21  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2010


Favorite highpoint of the trip by far!! Absolutely loved the drive. The trees were frosted from an earlier storm and it was really windy and super cold on top. I was also surprised to see the resting spot of Elisha Mitchell. I don't know why I never ran across that info. But I'm super jealous he gets to be buried on top a mountain he loves.
Posted Nov 5, 2010 10:39 am

JCarlsonCooking...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2010


Easter backpacking trip with RamblinWreck. Hiked up the southern side trail. Last time I bring crappy food on a lazy trip.
Posted Oct 10, 2010 8:49 pm

RamblinWreckNice Easter Sunday Sunrise  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2010


Spent Easter up in God's creation, still had some solid snow on the ground with some fairly large snow drifts (for NC). The "climb" up and down was nice and clear, great hike.
Posted Sep 19, 2010 2:04 am

BadgerSummitSeekerHP # 20  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2010


Awesome drive in to Mt. Mitchell SP. Drove up to the parking lot and took the short trail up to the summit. Kind of a gray day but there were still great views and it actually made some of the pictures more interesting. Loved the rhododendrons which were just starting to bloom. Photo-ops everywhere! Can't wait to come back and hike more of the trails when I have more time. This was # 3 of 6 State HPs I did in a 3 day span.
Posted Aug 1, 2010 4:23 pm

NJTripperAnother one down..  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010


Drove up to lot at top... but did my obligatory 1000 ft climb down (Sea-to-Summit) then back to the top.... (Was foggy and cold... no real view to be had...)
Posted Jun 28, 2010 2:22 pm

ytimkGreat Trip!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2010


Hiked up from the Black Mountain Campground on a very hot North Carolina day. Stayed at the Mount Mitchell Campground and hiked down the next day.

Great views on two beautiful days.
Posted Jun 28, 2010 8:38 am

Judd97State HP #6  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2010


Hiked up from Black Mountain campground, where I was camped for the weekend. Great weather and an awesome hike. Lots of people at the top, but only saw one or two people on the actual trail.
Posted Jun 15, 2010 9:28 pm

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