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EverydayExplorerGood Hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007


It is a really nice hike.
Posted Sep 2, 2009 9:31 pm

osatrikFamily visit in 1987 - my 26th SHP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1987


Number 26 of my 49 state high points. This was my daughter Vanessa's #25, and Hillary and Holly's #12.
Posted Jul 19, 2009 9:43 pm

jeffh25Hp # 12  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009


Pretty cloudy that morning but a great Highpoint and a neat place. The Blue Ridge pkwy is gorgeous. Mitchell and Clingman's Dome really are amazing for the East.
Posted Jul 14, 2009 4:23 pm

Patrick B9th HP!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2009

Patrick B

Hiked up from Black Mountain (?) campground with my family to the summit. The amount of tourists that had driven up annoyed me. urg. Great hike though.
Posted Jul 8, 2009 9:44 am

peakrat76From Cattail Peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 29, 2009


My wife and I took the Deep Gap Trail out to Cattail and then came back and strolled to the summit unencumbered by our packs. The soggy day had cleared off to reveal nice summit vistas.
Posted Jun 2, 2009 4:49 pm

RedwicNice HP, Except For Fog & Rain...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 23, 2009


Shortly after arriving at the peak, the fog and rain engulfed the entire area. No views... Undeterred by the weather, I continued on the Deep Gap Trail to Mount Craig and Big Tom, before the rain started hitting me sideways and the rocky terrain became dangerously slippery in places.
This was the third of six State Highpoints visited during the weekend, the third State Highpoint of the day, and State Highpoint #35 for me overall.
Posted May 27, 2009 2:14 am

rangermattNice Drive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2009


Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville closed, so had to make a longer drive than ideal. Oh well. Cloudy and hazy, but nice views regardless.
Posted May 14, 2009 5:26 pm

Sarah SimonWith Craig, BigTom, Balsam & Cattail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2009

Sarah Simon

We parked at the high lot and visited the summit of Mt. Mitchell briefly before turning around and enjoying the Black Mtn Crest via the Deep Gap trail, topping out on Mount Craig, Big Tom, Balsam Cone & Cattail Peak. We really, really lucked out on the weather: Sunny, blue sky, big puffy clouds, etc.

Partner: Husband.
Posted May 12, 2009 7:19 pm

HotovenMuch Fun!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2008


Climbed in a day, but the top was closed so we creepily walked up at night when the park was closed. Worth the trouble! Great night view!
Posted Apr 16, 2009 10:17 am

LMatallanaAmazing Race  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2009
Justin Boyle HP #5, Luis Matallana HP #6
2 of 6 HPs for the weekend.
Memorable quote as we were leaving, "Wait, is that the top?"
Posted Apr 3, 2009 11:43 pm

eric-grizFinally, the highest point in the east!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 2, 2009


Hiked up from the closed Black Mountain Campground. The hike started in the rain. The summit was cold, rainy, windy, and miserable. At least I had it all to myself. The weather had greatly improved by the time I made it back down to Black Mountain.
Posted Apr 2, 2009 11:43 pm

KoonsyYep  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2008


Drove up, walked up a paved path to the summit, took a photo of me with some clouds, drove down. The highlight was that it was very very windy up top.
Posted Dec 30, 2008 10:31 am

nextyearranierHazy day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2005


Short walk from the parking lot. Made it to the summit though (this was before the closures)
Posted Nov 4, 2008 4:09 pm

madsjimBlaah  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2008


It is no fun when you can visit a state highpoint and there is a souvenir shop to commemorate. A cloud covered the summit, so no views but the fall colors were very nice.
Posted Oct 19, 2008 5:16 pm

skinnywhitecomicHP #7  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008


WARNING! The summit is closed past the parking lot, due to he renovations for a new structure they're building at the top. It's closed to visitors until further notice.

Of course, that did not persuade me. I drove 800 miles to get there, and I wasn't going to leave without that summit.
Posted Sep 1, 2008 4:40 pm

ChinigoHP #9 - from parking lot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2003


I (with my wife (Tracy) and son (Alex), then almost 3 yrs old) did this as part of our second family HP trip.

Someday I'll come back and hike up this mountain for real!
Posted Aug 19, 2008 1:55 pm

brookeokHighest in NC!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008


Wonderful climb from Black Mountain campground. I was amazed at the many ecosystems I encountered on the way up. The temperature dropped from 85 at the parking lot to 54 at the top. Great hike.
Posted Aug 4, 2008 12:45 am

MarkDidierFrom Parking Area  Sucess!


Uneventful walk up from the parking lot.
Posted Jul 29, 2008 9:06 pm

kavakFrom parking area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 1985


Auto mountaineered into the clouds late in the afternoon with my son. It seemed like we were the only ones there. Of course there were no views.
Posted Jul 3, 2008 10:54 am

IlafanWith an assist from a construction worker...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2008


Beautiful ride up, but the summit was closed. I asked a ranger if there was any way to get to the summit, & she rudely replied with a resounding NO. Undaunted, I spotted a worker and asked him the same question. He led me to a side trail and allowed me to summit (as long as I was quiet about it. So...shhhhhhh).
Posted Jun 25, 2008 8:34 pm

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