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Stu BrandelMore of a Crew Cut than Bald  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2014

Stu Brandel

I also hiked the AT from Clingmans Dome parking lot via the bypass and then back to Clingmans Dome summit. A nice hike on crisp clear day. Had some killer views from time to time.
Posted Oct 26, 2014 6:04 pm

Sarah SimonAT NoBo section hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2014

Sarah Simon

Expected to see Bob Sihler guarding this summit but, alas, we just sat down and and enjoyed a break then hiked on. ;-)
Posted Jun 7, 2014 5:27 pm

TiogaBradfordSuperstorm Sandy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 2, 2012


Joined a few friends the weekend after superstorm Sandy. We backpacked from Elkmont campground up to the Appalachian Trail, spending the first night at the Silers Bald shelter. We knew there would be snow, but found 2-3 feet of snow, plus drifts on the AT. Tough going and no one had broke trail yet! For everyone that came after us, you're welcome.
Posted Nov 25, 2012 5:50 pm

huskertriguyAll to Myself  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2012


Hiked from Clingmans Dome parking lot via the bypass and then back to Clingmans Dome summit.

I didn't see a soul on the entire AT until back within a mile of Clingmans. Great views, fun & relatively easy ridgeline hike.
Posted Aug 21, 2012 9:06 pm

indianabobCold and windy on the AT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2010


Climbed up to Silers from the Tunnel Trailhead as part of a four day three night loop. When we reached the AT via the Welch Ridge Trail, the temp had dropped to the mid 20's and the wind was howling. Great Hike!!
Posted Dec 4, 2010 11:30 am

eric-grizThru-hikin'  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 15, 2000


Another peak ascended, and subsequently descended, on my 2000 AT thru-hike.
Posted Aug 11, 2008 9:10 pm

MarkDidierBeautiful Autumn Morning  Sucess!


It was very cold with high winds when we left Clingman's Dome parking lot - although it warmed up once we got out onto the trail. On the way out to the Bald the valleys were filled with fog - but the fall colors in the ridgelines were beautiful. By the time we headed back the fog had burned off, which allowed for even better views of the fall colors. Even though it was October and peak time for the leaves we saw no one that morning, until our return to Clingman's Dome parking lot.
Posted Jul 10, 2008 5:14 pm

Bob SihlerChilly and hot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2007

Bob Sihler

50s at dawn when I started, 80s when the fog cleared as I hiked back. Good reason why you pack for weather in the Smokies, even on a hike of just a few hours.
Posted Oct 10, 2007 8:31 pm

desainmeEscaped the Heat  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1985


Hiked this in the Mid 1980's in July. Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye were riding high on the PTL before it started riding them. Good getaway from SW Ohio.
Posted Oct 10, 2007 8:09 pm

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