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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

Iron HikerDrive-up :-p  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1999

Iron Hiker

A quick drive up while touring the mountains of North Carolina for the first time. I hope to come back sometime and do the Black Mountain Crest, truly one of the "must-do" hikes of the East.....
Posted Mar 29, 2011 9:00 pm



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

highlandvillagerOld Mitchell in a downpour  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010


I hiked up the Old Mitchell Trail from near the restaurant in a complete downpour with another hiker from Boone, NC. We couldn't see anything from the top. The rain stopped by the time I got back down. My rain gear had kept the rain out, but held in the sweat, so I was still soaked. HP27
Posted Jun 7, 2010 4:43 pm

argothorOne tough hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2010


Drove up to the lower parking lot, walked up some steps to the upper parking lot, walked past the concession stand than made the final push up the paved walkway to the summit. Beautiful scenery even in the cloudy, gray day. Missed seeing the rhododendrons in bloom however.
Posted May 31, 2010 8:16 pm

sgb02dBeautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2010


Hiked up 2 miles from the ranger station on the old mitchell trail. Highest mountain east of the mississippi river and the best view I have seen so far.
Posted May 4, 2010 10:18 am

VaslerEast of the mississip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006


Got to the top and there were at least 50 state troopers and Miss North Carolina to boot. That road really lets anyone up, but I also saw a family carry their grandfather up to the tower as part of his life's wish.
Posted Mar 29, 2010 2:29 am

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