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Andrew RankineTougher than expected  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2014

Andrew Rankine

Hiked this with my dad from Black Mountain Campground. Was expecting 3000 ft gain and 11.2 miles. Ended up being 22 km and 1140 m gain, according to my GPS. Nice day out and great summit views.
Posted Apr 11, 2014 9:38 pm

WyomingSummitsNice day  Sucess!


Climbed multiple times over the years.
Posted Mar 21, 2014 1:43 pm

wbenmeekGet there earlier  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2013
Get there earlier, before the crowds.
Posted Mar 7, 2014 10:53 am

WoodswalkerMount Mitchell  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006


Beautiful country. I camped down the road at the state park campgrounds.
Posted Nov 29, 2013 5:06 pm

triviasteveWhirlwind trip through the south  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 17, 2013
A great drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway (one of my favorite roads) and got to the parking area. In the weeks prior, I had hiked 100 miles on the Appalachian Trail, so I was in pretty good shape to make the sprint to the top. It was a cool day, and somewhat cloudy, but I (stupidly) did this one wearing flip flops, shorts and a t-shirt. Thankfully, I wasn't going to be long up there. Other people thought I was nuts, and said so. I love the South… people definitely speak their minds.

Great views and I'll someday be back here to do this when I do more of the AT.
Posted Nov 15, 2013 10:58 am

themnkidMount Mitchell  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2009


Awesome views with great fall colors. Easy to get to.
Posted Nov 13, 2013 4:02 pm

silversummitCouldn't pass this one up on our drive north to Grandfather Mountain
Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2013


Bitter cold and windy November day with temps well below freezing up top! Passed ice and bits of snow on the Blue Ridge Parkway on our way here! For some reason the view seemed better than Clingman's Dome! Loved seeing Tablerock and Hawksbill and remembering climbing Tablerock so many years ago!
Posted Nov 8, 2013 7:57 pm

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

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