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rathvon350Every weather condition  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2007


Had a great trip and saw it all; rain, sleet, snow and sun. See trip report "All She's Got."
Posted Jan 11, 2007 4:48 am

CRiedel2Windy and Cloudy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2006


Summitted Mt Rogers from the Massies Gap parking area in Grayson Highland Park. Turned out to be a nice day after the storms blew through. Trip report to follow... Highpoint #5.
Posted Dec 24, 2006 5:39 am

Shawnafrom massie gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2006


nice hike...beautiful autumn day!
Posted Dec 13, 2006 7:04 pm

musicmountainMt Rogers from AT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2006


Beautiful day. Drove down from CT and did Ebright Azmith on the way home.
Posted Oct 24, 2006 4:57 am

dwhikeFrom Massie Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006


Awseome day on the trail, albeit a bit windy. I love crisp fall days on the trail! The route up Wilburn Ridge was rougher than I expected but the scenery was amazing. Very busy. I'm surprised there are not regulations on group size here as trail erosion is an obvious problem. Maybe there is and people are just ignoring it. Regardless it was a great hike and I'm anxious to get back!
Posted Oct 15, 2006 3:39 am

woodstriderPony up the Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 1998


My friend Bob and I visited this summit as part of a "southern" road-trip. We hit it just right, for eventhough it was a wet foggy and a chill day, the Rhododendrums and mountain azelas were in full bloom and there ponies every where. Stayed at a state campground (Grayson Highlands)that was very nice. We hiked up from Massie Gap to the AT and then took the summit spur trail. After passing thru an area of bramble, I was pleasantly surprised by lovely evergreens covered summit.
Posted Oct 10, 2006 8:36 pm

surgentGrayson Highlands  Sucess!


Started in heavy spring rain but it let up just as I hit the top. Hike down was in beautiful (humid) clear weather.
Posted Sep 12, 2006 10:14 pm

RockmanAT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 1998


Crossed while on the AT.
Posted Aug 30, 2006 4:12 am

royswkrAT from Elk Garden  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 8, 1991
Posted Jul 31, 2006 10:08 pm

gwave476th Highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006


Hiked from Massie Gap to by way of AT to the Spur Trail to the summit. Went with my wife and our friend EJ.
Posted Jul 31, 2006 12:35 am

mlandau3A Hike Worth Doing Again  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006


From Massie Gap via Wilburn Ridge is a beautiful hike. We saw three herds of ponies (two herds twice) and the ridge is spectacular, if not particularly strenuous.
Posted Jul 23, 2006 5:39 pm

NavySeabeeRoute Climbed: Massie Gap / AT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2005


Made the very long (400+ mile trek from VA Beach) to climb Mount Rogers and Black Mountain (KY) under the threat of T-storms. Thankfully, they stayed to the southern ridges. Fun hike over some rugged terrain. Loved watching the ponies in the meadows. HP #6
Posted Jul 21, 2006 10:46 pm

granddeityfrom massie gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006
Suprisingly nice hike, with great views from the trail, but alas not from the highpoint itself. We liked seeing the ponies. Highpoint #8 for us.
Posted Jul 5, 2006 10:02 pm

nartrebfrom Massie Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 6, 2006


Very easy stroll through mostly-open pastures, with rocky outcrops offering variety and bouldering. Hard to tell which point on the ridge is highest, hardly even felt like I was in the mountains until the skies cleared and the views opened up. A small area at the summit is covered in dark, mossy spruce & fir that reminded me of Maine - very different from the woods on nearby slopes.
Posted May 8, 2006 2:12 pm

Holsti97Mount Rogers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2006


Drove to Damascus, VA from Asheville, NC and had breakfast. Climbed from Massie Gap trailhead. Saw some ponies right away. Walked north up to the AT. Hiked AT up Wilburn Ridge to Thomas Knob shelter. USFS helicopter flew over and dropped several fire fighters off in front of us. Talked to one and was told that they were going to do a controlled burn. "You will have to turn around." I told him that I wasn't going to turn around, I came to summit. He let me go and said that I might have to stay on top for awhile. We continued on to the Mt. Rogers Spur Trail and reached the summit and had lunch. Hiked down through the burned area. Very smoky. Saw more ponies on the way back down. Warm day, but cloudy. One of my favorite hikes of our HP trip. HP #11.
Posted Apr 23, 2006 10:53 am

GMowryMount Rogers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2006
This was a really cool place, I recommend it for anyone that is interested in a nice hike. Saw many ponies, beautiful views and got a decent workout for the day. This is, by no means mountain climbing, but a very nice place to go for a hike. Continued on to highpoints in NC and TN on this trip.
Posted Apr 7, 2006 8:34 pm

EleutherosGrayson Highlands  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 1995


Hiked this with my family and my dog, Boca, after camping in the highlands. Sunshine and a cool wind.
Posted Mar 17, 2006 7:30 pm

jakefrisbeeCheck it off  Sucess!


Climbed Rogers in a snowstorm January, 2001.
Posted Mar 15, 2006 3:42 am

hgrapidWinter Highpoint
Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2002


This is the best mountain range in Virgnia!
Posted Mar 8, 2006 2:52 am

WoundedKnee2 day amalgam of AT, Rogers Trail and Pine Mountain Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2006


Did a short backpacking trip. There was some snow, and it was colder than I expected (7 degrees) at the Old Orchard shelter where we stayed. Great views from the grassy balds nearby; the only views to be had on Rogers are on the way up.
Posted Feb 20, 2006 1:12 pm

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