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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

NickyPHP #3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012


Another cloudy summit, but the fun is just getting there.
Posted Jul 15, 2012 7:54 am

PaulRomanoState HP #10  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2012


Took the Mount Mitchell Trail from Black Mountain Campground in clear, sunny weather. Encountered very few people along the whole trail. Great scenery from the top, but nothing too inspiring below that.
Posted May 30, 2012 4:18 am

mountainhareOld Mitchell Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008


Parked at the main office and hiked the Old Mitchell Trail - much more enjoyable than just driving the last two miles to the summit. A good hike and satisfying meal at the park restaurant!
Posted May 24, 2012 1:42 pm

FactorJNGreat day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 7, 2012


Long drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway to get here.... extremely foggy, but we were luck to have the fog lift as we neared the summit.
Posted May 18, 2012 1:19 am

MusiscaCloudy day.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2010
My wife and I climbed up this one together. It is technically very easy, but it is a long grueling way up. There is little to see along the way and you don't get much of a view until the peak. We unfortunately summitted on a day when it was very overcast, so we weren't well rewarded. It isn't quite the same to summit a peak that has an asphault road that people can actually use to drive to the top. I would encourage trying to hit this on a sunny day. Many more beautiful hikes in NC, but this is definitely a check mark for those hitting highest points.
Posted Feb 12, 2012 2:33 pm

Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2012


What a bummer, three strikes and I was out.
Strike one - BRP closed 11 miles north of Asheville.
Strike two / three - alternate GPS routes end in closed roadways apx. 4-5 miles from park.
Did'nt try BRP from north as by this time I had traveled/searched 107 miles and 3 hours to no avail.
"I will be back".
Posted Jan 22, 2012 2:22 pm

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