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buzzdainerDoes driving count?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2000


Too bad about all the dead Fraser firs. Kind of ugly, as state highpoints go.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 10:40 pm

weeds19Foggy morning  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2003


We drove into the area in the dark and found a camping spot along a nice dirt road. In the morning we woke up and did the short hike to the summit in extremely foggy weather. Visibility was pretty low, but the summit was still a very interesting spot.
Posted Sep 27, 2007 12:15 am

madmallardwhat do you mean closed?  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007


I never thought that I would be the one ignoring the "no trespassing" signs on a mountain, but seven hours of driving and two and a half on the trail are too much of an investment to not summit. my summit photo has me standing next to a crane!
Posted Sep 9, 2007 9:00 am

Bark Eatersightseeing excursion  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 1996

Bark Eater

I was in the area for the Grandfather Mtn. Marathon. Had to come up Mt. Mitchell to see the view. Unfortunately the top was fogged in. Did a few mile circuit on the trail through the spruce trees along the summit ridge.
Posted Sep 4, 2007 12:17 pm

lasvegaswraithRun Forrest, Run!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 1999


Via the trail from Black mtn. Camp. The girl and I got an early start but near the top, she wasn't feeling too hot. We got to the top and bundled her up, but she wasn't feeling up to hiking back, so I ran like a superstar (or maniac if you may have happened to be on the trail at the time) back down the trail to retrieve the truck and tear up the BRParkway. I did cover the 6 mi in about an hour...not bad, huh? Got to the parking lot as it was getting dark to find her sitting in a Park Rangers' truck with the engine running and the heat on all toasty. Seems like they talked to her a few minutes after I left. Needless to say, my ankles will never be the same.
Posted Aug 17, 2007 7:46 pm

StarManOne of my favorites!


Have hiked up from Black Mountain Campground many times in all seasons.
Posted Aug 9, 2007 7:53 pm

MollyLHad to "sneak" up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2007


Went up the Mt. Mitchell trail - which was actually a pretty cool hike! Super foggy and humid, and the last part of the trail was closed off for construction. Had to get the highpoint, so we snuck around...quick ran up to the top...took some pictures and got out of there!! Had a blast - pretty area!
Posted Aug 7, 2007 7:13 pm

snowhikerback in the day  Sucess!


I did this mountain a few times back in the day when i lived in Fla.
Posted Jul 18, 2007 2:40 pm

Jerry LMt. Mitchell Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2007

Jerry L

Posted Jul 12, 2007 7:18 am

nayrbCloudy Summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2007


Summited w/ my friend Bill in the clouds ... nice cool day at the summit. Had a great trip up from Black Mountain Campground. Also tagged Mount Craig & ("Big Tom") too.
Posted May 25, 2007 8:21 am

Roam AroundBlack Mtn Crest!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2003
Group did the entire Black Mtn. Crest - Celo Knob kicked out butts.
Posted May 1, 2007 3:06 pm

big_gThankfully no enforcement  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2007


Came southbound on the Mountain to Sea Trail to find the last .3 miles closed off. Hiked around to the parking lot on the nature trail and found it closed from that side too. Well, I had come too far not to see the summit so I went around the gate with another like minded individual and made it to the top.
Posted Apr 12, 2007 6:58 pm

The edgeHP #26  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2002

The edge

Second HP out of three...
Posted Mar 14, 2007 3:34 pm

NavySeabeeRoute Climbed: Black Mountain Crest Trail to Mt. Mitchell, Mt. Craig, Big Tom, Balsams Cone, Cattail Peak and Potato Hill  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2007


Peak 1 of 6 in Southern Sixer Six Pack following Brasstown Bald, Union Cty (GA) HP and Wolfpen Ridge. I ignored the "No Trespassing" signs to the summit - guilty as charged. Didn't want to be denied my 10th HP. Check out my trip report. Must say this was and still is my only 9 Peak/HP day.
Posted Mar 12, 2007 2:11 pm

lizrdboyMore fog  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1998


I know why the call them the Smokey mountains.
Posted Mar 7, 2007 3:36 am



during 1976 AT thru hike
Posted Feb 14, 2007 9:24 pm

AirborneBuffeasy walk from the parking lot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 1997


cant really call this a climb, but the view was great
Posted Dec 30, 2006 1:04 am

ShawnaMount Mitchell - July 2004


Hiked Mt Mitchell with a friend when I first moved to NC. If I remember correctly, we took the Mt Mitchell Trail. It started out as a cloudy day and quickly turned into a very rainy day and poured on us most of the way...still a fun hike though.
Posted Dec 13, 2006 10:17 pm

jbslistNumber 1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2005


Drove up with mom, on a picture postcard perfect day. 1 down 49 to go!!
Posted Dec 13, 2006 5:15 pm

sugie1986To The Top  Sucess!


The view from here is specatacular. Last time I was up there it was snowing. One amazing mountain!!
Posted Nov 6, 2006 2:48 pm

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