Balsam Cone Climber's Log

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StarMan

StarMan - Aug 12, 2007 7:52 pm

Re: deep gap

And I'll dare anyone to say you didn't!

Theonestar

Theonestar - Aug 10, 2007 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

deep gap  Sucess!

Starman said I made it...

StarMan

StarMan - Aug 9, 2007 8:12 pm

Tough

First climbed in Sept, 2004.

pingzingr

pingzingr - Jul 14, 2007 10:37 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2007

Deep Gap Trail  Sucess!

As part of a day trip out to Deep Gap and back from Mt Mitchell parking lot.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Jul 12, 2007 7:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2007

Deep Gap Trail  Sucess!

Done.

NavySeabee

NavySeabee - Mar 12, 2007 2:17 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2007

Route Climbed: Black Mountain Crest Trail to Mt. Mitchell, Mt. Craig, Big Tom, Balsams Cone, Cattail Peak and Potato Hill  Sucess!

Peak 4 of 6 in my Southern Sixer Six Pack. Check out my trip report on the Mount Mitchell Page.

GAHikerGirl

GAHikerGirl - Apr 20, 2006 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2005

Another Nice Easy Summit...  Sucess!

These are nice and easy along the Summit Trail...until you start heading north beyond Deep Gap...more bushwacking!

TomSellick

TomSellick - Aug 31, 2005 6:40 pm

Route Climbed: BMCT Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

Love that trail...good views to the east

Cortez

Cortez - Aug 25, 2005 10:21 am

Route Climbed: Black Mountain Crest Trail Date Climbed: June 4, 2005  Sucess!

My wife Jennifer and I hiked Balsam Cone early in the summer on our traverse of the Black Mountain Crest Trail which begins at the Mt. Mitchell picnic area. This continuously rolling, steep and slippery trail (especially past Deep Gap) hits 7 named Southern Sixers (Mt. Mitchell, Mt. Craig, Balsam Cone, Cattail Peak/Potato Knob, Winter Star Mountain, Gibbs Mt. & Celo Knob).

The views on this were some of the best on the east coast. Late spring & early summer are good times to attempt a traverse of the North Carolina Blacks. The wildflowers at this time are showing their colors, the ferns are unrolling & the Balsam forests are alive with all kinds of wildlife. Also, the brutal heat and humidity that characterize summer in the South usually does not set in, in earnest until mid-June.

Tbacon251

Tbacon251 - Aug 21, 2005 10:20 pm

Route Climbed: Deep Gap Date Climbed: 08-20-05  Sucess!

It was raining and I had no view. Good climb though.

gwave47

gwave47 - May 31, 2005 5:00 pm

Route Climbed: 19 mile loop, from the Black Mountain Campground up the Mt. Mitchell trail to the summit of Mt. Mitchell, then Deep Gap Trail to Summits of Mt. Craig, Big Tom, Balsams Cone, and Cattails Peak, down Colbert Ridge Trail, hike back through to  Sucess!

The 4th Summit on our trip, Balsams Cone did not have many great views. This is a good hike for peakbaggers, but I wouldn't reccomend it for sightseers. Check out my trip report on the Mt. Mitchell page.

Steve Gruhn - Jan 26, 2005 11:06 pm

Route Climbed: From Mitchell Date Climbed: March 1988  Sucess!

Nice walk.

BobSmith

BobSmith - Nov 12, 2004 12:13 am

Route Climbed: Deep Gap Trail. Date Climbed: 11-10-2004  Sucess!

I summited Balsam Cone via the Deep Gap Trail on a cool, November day. Conditions were pretty much perfect, with relatively mild temperatures and excellent visibility.

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