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kavakFrom Elk Garden  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 13, 1998

kavak

This was a solo trip to climb some state highpoints in the mid Atlantic states. Amazingly I had the summit to myself on a beautiful day. This was my second attempt having aborted an initial climb after being drenched in heavy rains over 10 years earlier.
Posted Aug 21, 2008 9:57 am

ChinigoHP #21 - Beautiful park  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Chinigo

It was a mostly cloudy day, and I went as fast as possible because of the possibility of PM thunderstorms (none came). Beautiful open scenery (until you reach the top) - it was like a reverse tree line. Nice people on the trail, too.
Posted Jul 7, 2008 4:17 pm

IlafanGreat HP in Virginia #30  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

Ilafan

Love this one! First cool, then rain, then sunny and hot. The trail was nice and varied, at times rugged & at times smooth. The ponies were sweet; the rhododendron were bright and smelled like peaches; the bee buzz was soothing. The only blemish was the actual HP. Two identical markers on two different rocks. Huh?
Posted Jun 25, 2008 8:28 pm

Tracy20th state highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

Tracy

Beautiful warm day. Hiked up the Appalachian trail and back from Elk Garden Trailhead. Several people on the trail but I had the top to myself. 3.5 hours round trip. Special thanks to the local guys I met on the way out that gave me good directions on how to avoid the traffic on the way to Clingmans Dome, my next highpoint later this day.
Posted Jun 7, 2008 11:20 pm

Zac FinleyElk Gardern  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2008

Zac Finley

Climbed up from the Elk Garden Trailhead. Nice hike and way to start my HP road trip in the Appalachians. A slight dusting of snow on the summit and its surrounding area this time of year.
Posted Apr 22, 2008 2:20 pm

Sam PageBeen there  Sucess!

Sam Page

I climbed this in spring 1999 (I think). I have only the haziest recollection of it.
Posted Apr 21, 2008 9:35 pm

ajp113bouldering  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2007
ive hiked nearly every trail in the mount rogers area, but i would like to comment on the bouldering potential it has. nearly every peak houses loads of boulders and ive established many probems from v-0 to v-6 grades. even on the road leading up to the park and at the visiters center have amazing areas with untold potential. ill be posting more about the climbing here as i climb and complete more projects.
Posted Feb 26, 2008 6:39 am

jimeganMT ROGERS  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2007

jimegan

RHODODENDRON/APPALACHIAN TRAILS FROM GRAYSON STATE PARK ON A RAINY DAY. HAD THE PLACE TO MYSELF!
Posted Feb 7, 2008 12:04 pm

wildfamPonies and Boulders  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

wildfam

Hiked up from Grayson Highlands SP - took us over 6 hours. Loved the "wild" ponies and side detoured to scramble on many boulders. Clear day with great views. A really fun highpoint - glad there isn't a road to the top.
Posted Jan 27, 2008 9:57 am

chobbsCold!  Sucess!

chobbs

We camped in a car campsite the first night as we got there late, and woke up snowed in our tents. That wasn't exactly what we were expecting in southern VA.

The sky cleared up though, and it was beautiful hiking through the snow covered highlands. Some windier areas lacked snow cover, and the ground was frozen. The thermometer stayed below 25 F.

I went again in the summertime, and it was hot! Saw some wild ponies on that trip as well.
Posted Nov 30, 2007 3:44 am

Six2Beautiful, both times  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 9, 2005

Six2

I hiked up (packless, being lazy) while doing a section from Trail Days. Amazing how it's an island of cool pine forest surrounded by high open country.

Did the hike again in August 2006 with my wife. This time I noticed the USGS summit marker atop a rock.
Posted Nov 28, 2007 12:45 am

eric-grizSame story as below  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 3, 2000

eric-griz

Side trip during AT thru-hike. Ponies!
Posted Nov 9, 2007 9:46 pm

buzzdainerAppalachian Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 1995

buzzdainer

Made the short side hike off the Appalachian Trail during my thru-hike. Very nice.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 10:50 pm

weeds19Ponies, Yippee!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2003

weeds19

We hiked in along the AT and saw quite a few ponies. The summit is uneventful, but the AT shelter was nice along with some very nice views. One of my favorite eastern highpoints!
Posted Sep 27, 2007 12:22 am

SteveinFXBGPerfect Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007
I went with some friends to camp near Thomas Knob. Leaving from Elk Garden later in the afternoon, we hit the summit on the way up. The skies were perfectly clear with views stretching for miles. Once the skies grew dark we watched satellites and meteors from our sleeping bags (we didn't bring any tents). The temperatures got into the lower 30s according to our thermometers. We couldn't have asked for a better day.
Posted Sep 16, 2007 10:25 pm

tiogaFun Climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2005

tioga

Did it with a couple of friends. Saw ponies on the way up and on the way down. No view from the actual summit, which lies less than a mile from the AT.
Posted Sep 15, 2007 11:05 pm

lasvegaswraithHappy Thanksgiving  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 1998

lasvegaswraith

Just getting around to siging my logs. Memorable trip and my first state HP.
Posted Aug 17, 2007 7:48 pm

StarManGood trail  Sucess!

StarMan

Hiked October, 04 and November, 07 from Massey Gap
Posted Aug 9, 2007 8:01 pm

StaufferVA High Point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 20, 1993

Stauffer

One of the best fall color hikes I've ever done.
Posted Jul 27, 2007 6:40 pm

atavistsnow camping  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 28, 1999

atavist

This was my first experience of snow camping. We got hit by an unexpected storm and ended up walking around the Grayson Highlands through 6 inches of snow. A couple years later I returned to Rogers via AT section-hiking all the way from Springer.
Posted Jul 21, 2007 8:29 am

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