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technicolorNH2nd of three for the day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2017


The road was gated for the season and I had the mountain all to myself. It's a great area to explore any time of year.
Posted Nov 21, 2017 3:44 pm

Sarah SimonAT NB  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2017

Sarah Simon

This is some of the most beautiful scenery in the southeastern United States. If you were in this area, please do not skip the short side trip to this lovely look out.
Posted Sep 25, 2017 8:43 pm

larvitarClouded in!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2017


Hiked up here from Carver's Gap with a friend on a swing through all three Southern Sixers on Roan Mountain. Just as we got to the overlook at the end of the trail, a huge cloud enveloped the mountain; visibility fell to a few dozen feet. I looked out from the bluff and saw nothing but white... which freaked me out way more than a walled-in-overlook had any right to do.

By the time we returned to the Gap, the clouds were gone; the weather was beautiful for the rest of our hike.
Posted Sep 6, 2017 8:36 pm

eric-grizWonderful, pleasant hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013


After Roan High knob, but before Grassy Ridge Bald.
Posted Aug 16, 2013 9:00 pm

CMStinsonsecond 6er today  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 20, 2012
Hiked over after visiting Roan High Knob. Nice hike on the Cloudland Trail, then returned to Carvers Gap, and onwards....
Posted May 21, 2012 4:31 pm

mlandau3AT From Carver's Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2004


All 3 southern sixers in the Roans
Posted Jan 6, 2011 6:50 pm

sprossedaAlong with high peak  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1997


From Carver's gap to high peak, then high bluff, then backpacked in to Grassy Ridge. Good view from overlook.
Posted Oct 7, 2009 12:05 pm

Tbacon251Forgot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2006


I was looking through some of my records and realized I nailed this summit the same time I got High Knob in January 2006. Very nice area....love to go back.
Posted Sep 21, 2009 5:36 pm

fridayGood views  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009


Part of a peak bagging trip of the Southern 6000's in the Unaka's.

While I'm not much of a guy to look at flowers, I have to admit, the rhododendrons there are quite an impressive site to see. The pinkish blooms along the cloudland trail make for an colorful trip to this summit.
Posted Jun 28, 2009 7:49 pm

dwhikeRoan Loop  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2006


Done as part of a 12-mile "loop" including Roan High Knob and Grassy Ridge Bald. I was a little disappointed on the way up with the views but what you find at the observation deck make the hike worthwhile. A great peak.
Posted Apr 28, 2006 2:01 pm

EleutherosCloudland  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2006


I've hiked this part of the AT many times and I steadfastly maintain that it has no equals. The bluff hike is short and enjoyable. If one ever needs a place to stay on the mountain, my parents live on its western slope in Burbank on Orchard Lane. Cheers!
Posted Mar 17, 2006 7:22 pm

CortezRoute Climbed: AT from Carvers Gap Date Climbed: June 6, 2004  Sucess!


This was a relatively easy sixer. Jennifer & I did it along with Roan High Knob from Carver's Gap. The weather was warm and hazy.

Finding the summit can be a bit tricky. Burl around in the woods around the observation deck and locate the highes rock outcropping on the ledge. This is where the survey marker is located. Late may and early june are prime times to visit this mountain because of the wildflower displays.
Posted Jul 21, 2005 12:07 pm

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