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eric-grizJust a "hill"  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 12, 2014


Hiked over on my way north to Celo Knob.
Posted May 13, 2014 10:57 am

johnm6th of 8 for the day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 4, 2014


Last one before the big push down deep gap and continuing to White Star & Gibbs. Views were quite good on this windy day.
Posted May 5, 2014 8:40 pm



My first hike. I did a point-to-point, finishing atop Mt. Mitchell. At that time I was not yet afflicted with peak-bagger's disease, so I don't know if I made sure to stand on the high point.
Posted Mar 8, 2014 12:19 pm

chilkootOur turn around point  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012


This was the farthest extent of our hike from the Mt. Mitchell Parking area. Had some serious rain just as we got here which killed my camera permanently.
Posted Aug 10, 2012 1:11 am

ribletBlack Mountain Crest Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2010
Black Mountain Crest Trail from Mount Mitchell to Deep Gap.
Posted Aug 25, 2011 10:08 am

mlandau3Via BMCT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2004


Another peak on this high ridge
Posted Jan 7, 2011 8:56 pm

Mike NVia Colbert's Ridge  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2010

Mike N

Went to Cattail and back. Almost 4600 feet elevation change, 11 miles. A lot of trees have fallen on the trail, in some parts near Deep Gap it is quite annoying.
Posted Apr 18, 2010 10:11 pm

sprossedaAlong crest trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1997


Passed by along crest trail. Some great rock outcrops and views. Amazing sub-alpine area for the South.
Posted Oct 6, 2009 7:18 am

Theonestardeep gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2007


Mount Mitchell to Deep Gap-and back.
Posted Oct 8, 2007 12:38 pm

Date Climbed: Jul 15, 2006


and tough
Posted Aug 9, 2007 8:13 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 6 of 6 (last but certainly not least) of my Southern Sixer Six Pack. Check out my trip report on the Mount Mitchell page.
Posted Mar 12, 2007 2:22 pm

gwave47Summitted with Mount Mitchell, Big Tom, Balsams Cone, Cattail Peak, and Mt. Craig, then down the Colbert Ridge Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2005


Lot of Bushwhacking
Posted Nov 11, 2006 4:11 am

GAHikerGirlTruly Spectacular Views...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2005


Heading up north to Deep Gap.
Posted Apr 20, 2006 10:10 pm

thljr922Route Climbed: Crest Trail Date Climbed: January 8th, 2005  Sucess!


I summited this mountain as part of my hike of the crest trail in early January. There was about 6in. of snow with a lot of ice on the trail. Very cold. Wind chill was bellow zero. Great hike though.
Posted Feb 1, 2006 7:51 pm

TomSellickRoute Climbed: BMCT Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!


Very cool mountain. Really sucks to climb from Deep Gap, but it's worth it. Not much going on up top though.
Posted Aug 31, 2005 6:46 pm

CortezRoute Climbed: Deep Gap/ Black Mt. Crest Trail Date Climbed: June 4, 2005  Sucess!


My wife Jennifer and I hiked Potato Hill/Cattail Peak early in the summer on our traverse of the Black Mountain Crest Trail which begins at the Mt. Mitchell picnic area. This continuously rolling, steep and slippery trail (especially past Deep Gap) hits 7 named Southern Sixers (Mt. Mitchell, Mt. Craig, Balsam Cone, Cattail Peak/Potato Knob, Winter Star Mountain, Gibbs Mt. & Celo Knob).

The views on this were some of the best on the east coast. Late spring & early summer are good times to attempt a traverse of the North Carolina Blacks. The wildflowers at this time are showing their colors, the ferns are unrolling & the Balsam forests are alive with all kinds of wildlife. Also, the brutal heat and humidity that characterize summer in the South usually does not set in, in earnest until mid-June.

Posted Aug 25, 2005 10:33 am

BobSmithRoute Climbed: Deep Gap Trai/Bushwhack. Date Climbed: 11-10-2004  Sucess!


Getting to the summit of Potato Hill is a bit of a chore. Unless someone else knows of another route, you have to just bull your way through some really thick undergrowth to get to the true summit. There's not much to see up at the very top--more brush, basically. Leave you pack on the Deep Gap Trail. Even my daypack was too much to try to carry through the bushes and limbs.

Posted Nov 11, 2004 1:37 pm

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