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Vic Hanson5 peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2013

Vic Hanson

Started at the Visitor's center and took the Old Mt. Mitchell trail to the summit, and then on to Mt. Craig, Big Tom, Balsam Cone, and Cattail Pk., and back the same way, plus the nature trail, for 3116' of gain.
Posted Oct 31, 2013 9:07 pm

jamesglazeHP No. 21  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013
"Summited" with my wife (No. 13). Blue Ridge parkway closed between Asheville and Mt. Mitchell (sink hole) so had to drive the long way around. Very winding road but scenic. Cool and cloudy at summit. We ate at the Mt. Mitchell state park restaurant on the way down, good food, great view.
Posted Oct 17, 2013 11:48 pm

StevenbsandersHappy New Year!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2000


Hiked in and camped New Year's Eve 1999 and climbed Mitchell on New Year's Day. Quite cold and frozen -- as close to glacier climbing as you can get in the Southeast.
Posted Sep 11, 2013 1:58 pm

LesterLongA Manic Fit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2010


Kerouac had nothing on me: I decided to climb Mt. Mitchell at 8pm, rented a car at 9pm, drove 14 hours straight from NYC, arrived at the trail head at around noon the next day, climbed, drove straight home, returning at around 7am the day after.

The mountain itself was the least of my issues.
Posted Sep 1, 2013 5:47 pm

Adam Doc FoxRe: A Manic Fit

Adam Doc Fox

"At this point Smith has a revelation: You can't fall off mountains!" Jack Kerouac, Dharma Bums
Posted Sep 26, 2014 2:32 pm

JRB1983  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1983


A great day with the fam
Posted Aug 7, 2013 5:12 pm

VortexGreat Hike  Sucess!


Climbed this peak from the campsites at the bottom of the mountain. Enjoyable and beautiful hike. I think the road to the top detracts from the summit, but what can you do?
Posted Jul 20, 2013 6:52 pm

DrewWilkersonMount mitchell trail
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2013


With Jessie. Fun, cold hike.
Posted Mar 19, 2013 10:18 pm

atavistNC  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2013


Eighth HP on a 3 week road trip thru 17 states. Got locked behind the gate after sunset. Nice enjoyable hike up the old route from the ranger office.
Posted Feb 18, 2013 4:25 pm

THalky#5 - Beautiful Collection of Peaks  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2012


Hiked to the top then decided to go along the Black ridge to the next couple of peaks. That additional detour was well worth it. Some great views with less people than Mitchell proper.
Posted Jan 28, 2013 1:26 pm

xbaghattwenty-nine  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009


Posted Jan 20, 2013 10:53 am

Jimmy RiversLoved Mitchell, State HP #5  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

Jimmy Rivers

We took the Mitchell Trail up, no driving allowed to the summit, cmon guys! Memorial weekend, beautiful day, and sweet drive up from Asheville to the trailhead. Also hit Mt Craig, and Big Tom too....
Posted Jan 4, 2013 3:23 pm

utclimberMount Mitchell Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2012
Nice hike.
Posted Dec 9, 2012 9:09 pm

marilouBlue Ridge Parkway Closed - Accessible Only From The North
Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012


Part of Thanksgiving Long Weekend high pointing trip on 7 Southern States: AL, TN, GA, SC, NC, FL, MS. However, Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville was closed, so never made it. Will have to come back for Mt. Mitchell.
Posted Nov 30, 2012 4:22 pm

funnyfarmToo bad about the fog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2012


Great day except at the top. Lots of fog. Combined this with Clingman's Dome
Posted Oct 27, 2012 5:30 pm

kevinsaMt. Mitchell  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012


Unfortunately, no views to be had this day.
Posted Sep 15, 2012 5:55 pm

chadbwTwelfth HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2012


We took the Old Mitchell Trail after a thunderstorm had gone on all night. The trail was fairly steep and super muddy, which made for a lot of fun. We enjoyed the hike immensely.

When we got to the top we enjoyed funny looks from those who had driven to the top who couldn't understand why we were so muddy. Most of them would glance at us a few times, then break down and ask us how we had gotten so muddy just walking from our car. It was pretty funny.
Posted Aug 29, 2012 1:06 pm

huskertriguySocked in with fog & rain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012


Third in a bid through the "Southern Six-Pack."

Not much to report. My original intention was to hike up Colbert Ridge, past Deep Gap & Big Tom -- but the bummer weather and developing blisters on my feet prompted me to take an easier, shorter route. I went with Long Arm Ridge.

The hike was a bit disappointing & frustrating due to total lack of views & rain. And the blisters went further in spite of all my preventive medicine (apparently too little, too late).

Still, I'm glad I went. Popular summit for the driving crowd.

SHP #26
Posted Aug 21, 2012 8:19 pm

Outdooraholic#20  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012


My 20th state highpoint. It was also #4 of 4 in the same day!
Posted Aug 12, 2012 11:20 pm

Joel HopperGreat hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Joel Hopper

Black Mountain to Mt Mitchell then on to Mount Craig - 6647', Big Tom - 6580', Balsam Cone 6596', and Cattail Peak 6584'. About a 16 mile day. It was muddy and cloudy, but not cold.
Posted Aug 12, 2012 8:51 am

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