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technicolorNHfirst of three 6000 footers for the day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2017


Taking the AT to the shelter from Carver's Gap was a pretty gentle climb. The attic area for the shelter was something I haven't seen very often.
Posted Nov 21, 2017 3:40 pm

Sarah SimonPeaceful summit  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2017

Sarah Simon

There's no way that I could have walked right by it and skipped the short side trip to this peaceful summit. I loved the summit Boulder and the thick for trees on top. We enjoyed some lunch on the summit before continuing our treck.
Posted Sep 25, 2017 8:46 pm

larvitarMissed it on the way out...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2017


...to Roan High Bluff, because I thought the Knob was farther down the AT than the spur trail leading to the shelter. Turns out it's right next to the shelter, as my friend and I discovered when we snagged it on our way back. Lots of ambient water that day (puddles, streams, mist), but the trail from the Knob to Carver's Gap was so well-maintained that we barely noticed it.
Posted Sep 6, 2017 8:47 pm

joseyinnetUp from Carver Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2016


A quick stroll to the summit knob. On the way up I met a thru hiker who was pissed that he had missed the top, and he kept going on about how there was no sign or trail. After that I kept a close eye to see where I needed to leave the trail, and wouldn't you know there is a VERY clear trail and sign for the shelter. I'm not really sure what the hiker was talking about
Posted Apr 22, 2016 10:41 pm

DundeelAT from Carver  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2014


Lots of thru hikers happy that the next time they would be that high would be NH.
Posted May 4, 2014 7:45 pm

eric-grizBeautiful day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2013


Hiked to all the Roans above 6,000 feet in one day. Started at Carver's Gap and hiked to Roan High Knob, then it was on to Roan High Bluff before backtracking across Carver's Gap and heading over to Grassy Ridge Bald.
Posted Aug 16, 2013 8:56 pm

CMStinsonfirst of the day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2012
Headed up from Carvers Gap. Met one through-hiker at the AT shelter, then headed over to the summit for a few minutes. Then back to the AT on onwards to Roan High Bluff.
Posted May 21, 2012 4:30 pm

phillinleySpooky climb  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2011


Started up this thing in the early morning hours under heavy fog. Walking through the woods was pretty freaky with no noise whatsoever and not much light to see by.
Posted May 21, 2011 12:22 am

MtMtnHikerAT from Hughes Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 28, 1999


Started from Hughes Gap on section hike to US 19E.
Posted Mar 16, 2011 9:01 pm

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


All 3 southern sixers in the Roans
Posted Jan 5, 2011 7:19 pm

sprossedaAT from Carver's gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1997


Did roundtrip journey from Carver's gap to this peak and the high bluff. Beautiful spruce-fir forest.
Posted Oct 7, 2009 12:04 pm

PhenomenalWomanCloudy and Peaceful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2009


Nice leisurely stroll to a peaceful and empty summit. Explored the AT shelter and loft.

Climbed with Eleutheros
Posted Aug 1, 2009 12:53 am

fridayFrom Carver's Gap via the AT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009


Nice pleasant hike from Carver's Gap. Part of a peak bagging trip of the southern sixers in the Unaka's
Posted Jun 28, 2009 7:52 pm

silversummitHiked there when rhodo was in bloom  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 15, 1980


I was with my Outward Bound crew and we were on our training expedition; miles and miles of blooming rhododendron and only 1 good picture!
Posted Nov 13, 2008 12:34 pm

ShawnaRoute Climbed: AT from Carvers Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2007


Chilly/windy autumn day and beautiful area...will definitely return. Day-hiked about an 11 mile loop of the AT.
Posted Nov 5, 2007 10:03 pm

TomSellickNice  Sucess!


Don't remember much, got sick after the hike.
Posted Oct 26, 2007 11:16 am

buzzdainerAppalachian Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 14, 1999


An inch of snow fell on my tent overnight while I slept. The wind was howling. Kind of a daunting place to spend a cold, snowy night.
Posted Oct 14, 2007 10:46 pm

WoundedKneeAT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2007


Trail plastered in ice in places...nice hike
Posted Mar 12, 2007 1:21 am

gwave47Route Climbed: AT from Carvers Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 16, 2006


Not bad... little bit of ice on the trail. We didn't see anyone else on Roan High Knob though there was a fair number of people just north on the balds.
Posted Dec 17, 2006 11:20 pm

royswkrOnly 1.2 mi RT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 1991
Park at roadside table where AT is visible at back of site
Posted Jul 31, 2006 10:17 pm

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