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brentonjweaverGreat Mountain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2001


Summited all peaks multiple times. I went to App State, and would frequently visit the park. Definately a worthwhile destination.
Posted Apr 12, 2006 8:34 am

jaygeekrayRoute Climbed: Grandfather Mtn Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2003


Did the trail with my 15 year old son. Hot, humid and alot of work. The chute is unbelievable. We practically ran the whole way back due to thunder and lightning threatening from the SE. Great hike well worth the admission price.
Posted Feb 23, 2006 12:05 am

thljr922Winter Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2006


I had a great winter hike up the Profile Trail to MacRae peak. Plently of snow and ice and great clear winter views along the way.
Posted Feb 22, 2006 12:04 am

vanman798Route Climbed: Grandfather mountain trail Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!


This is a great all day hike. It has some ladders and cables in place to help with the steepest parts. Lots of different scenery. Even though the owners of the mountain have turned it into a business it is still worth doing.

I loved MaCrae Peak.

I've hiked it twice, once in May 2001, and again in July 2002.
Posted Apr 29, 2005 3:01 pm

pilz8Route Climbed: Grandfather mountain trail Date Climbed: Oct 18 2004  Sucess!


A awesome area! I cant wait to come up here again.
Posted Oct 26, 2004 9:44 pm

BobSmithRoute Climbed: Near summit trail Date Climbed: June, 2002  Sucess!


The closest thing to a horn we have in the eastern US. Grandfather/Tanawha is, to me, the most physically imposing peak in the entire Appalachian chain. The view of it from the Linn Cove Viaduct is nothing short of breathtaking.

However, the view from the peak, looking toward Banner Elk, is horrifying. You can see urban sprawl in the form of houses, neighborhoods, golf courses, apartment blocks, roads, etc. creeping inexorably into the forests that were once unbroken. It's pretty disgusting.

Posted Nov 15, 2003 6:05 am

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