Balsam Cone Climber's Log

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technicolorNH - May 14, 2018 10:24 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2018

3rd of four  Sucess!

No summit marker for this one so I probably hit the summit around an hour after I left the Mt. Mitchell parking lot.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Oct 6, 2017 7:42 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2017

Summit?  Sucess!

Not sure if we were on summit or not - could not find any marker, sign or plaque. Only one view to the East nearby.


eric-griz - May 13, 2014 10:50 am Date Climbed: May 12, 2014

Black Mounain Crest Trail  Sucess!

The hike along the BMC Trail is as difficult as advertised.


johnm - May 5, 2014 8:22 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2014

4th of 8 for the day.   Sucess!

Got this on the March to Gibbs and back. Long windy day


hightinerary - Mar 8, 2014 12:20 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.

wbenmeek - Mar 7, 2014 10:57 am Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2013

Great hike  Sucess!

Great day hike

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Nov 5, 2013 2:52 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2013

#4  Sucess!

Started at the Visitor's center and took the Old Mt. Mitchell trail to the summit, and then on to Mt. Craig, Big Tom, Balsam Cone, and Cattail Pk., and back the same way, plus the nature trail, for 3116' of gain.

Joel Hopper

Joel Hopper - Aug 12, 2012 8:59 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Great day  Sucess!

Black Mountain to Mt Mitchell then on to Mount Craig - 6647', Big Tom - 6580', Balsam Cone 6596', and Cattail Peak 6584'. About a 16 mile day. It was muddy and cloudy, but not cold.


chilkoot - Aug 9, 2012 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012

Good views until the rain hit  Sucess!

Lots of rhododendron on the top, but a nice clear view to the east.

Musisca - May 6, 2012 4:34 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2012

Ridge hike  Sucess!

Part of my ridge hike.


kteichert - Nov 3, 2011 6:39 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2011

combo #5  Sucess!

2nd birthday in a row spent hiking in the Appalachians. May make it an annual tradition.

riblet - Aug 25, 2011 10:02 am Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2010

Black Mountain Crest Trail  Sucess!

Black Mountain Crest Trail from Mount Mitchell to Deep Gap.


mlandau3 - Jan 6, 2011 6:43 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2004

The BMCT  Sucess!

is one of my favorite trails


Eleutheros - Oct 16, 2010 6:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2010

The Easy Way Too...  Sucess!

Climbed this with my dog "Bear" on a 4-mile jaunt from Mount Mitchell. Hope to come back and hike the whole Black Mountain crest when I have a weekend. Sunny and cool.


MarkDidier - Jun 17, 2010 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010

The Easy Way...  Sucess!

Climbed from the Deep Gap Trailhead near Mt. Mitchell. The trail was muddy with plenty of slick rocks due to all the recent rain. We had partially clear skies to Mt. Craig and then the low lying clouds took over so we decided to shorten our day and stopped shortly after Balsam Cone.


sprosseda - Oct 6, 2009 7:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1997

Crest trail  Sucess!

Passed through on crest trail backpack. Very rugged trail, awesome area!


Koonsy - Jul 7, 2009 1:04 am

Crest Trail  Sucess!

Another easy peak along the ridge trail. Cross it off the list.


peakrat76 - Jun 2, 2009 4:46 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2009

Deep Gap to Cattail  Sucess!

Hiked on the way over to Cattail. Return to Trailhead from summit of Cattail. Nice "out and back" trip.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 12, 2009 7:26 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2009

Via Deep Gap Trail  Sucess!

We enjoyed this peak - twice, because we went from Mt. Mitchell, down to Cattail Peak, and back. We loved the views, the moisture of the rain forest, the steep trail...all of it was fantastic. And...we saw only ONE person on this trail this entire day...amazing!

Partner: Husband.


cgwalters - Apr 12, 2009 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009

misty day

Crossed (rain, mist and sleet) on my loop---12 hrs. 1 hr to Horse Rock trail, then up, over to the Bowlen's Creek end of Ridge Crest Trail, turned and went to Mitchell, before coming back to Deep Gap, down most of Colbert's Ridge, and then 'bushwack' to Locust Creek and White Oak Creek.
---From Winter Star, the Mitchell side of the Ridge Crest Trail is always less weather friendly during the winter and early spring.

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