Big Tom Climber's Log

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Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Oct 6, 2017 7:33 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2017

Big Tom View  Sucess!

Nice view to East on a sunny Fall day with cool breeze.

wannabepeakbagger

wannabepeakbagger - May 6, 2017 10:33 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2017

Nice

Quick jog from Mitchell trailhead. I guess it was the Fraser firs, but this trail smelled really good.

Kiefer

Kiefer - Nov 1, 2015 5:13 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2015

Via Craig  Sucess!

The trail keeps getting prettier!

eric-griz

eric-griz - May 13, 2014 10:55 am Date Climbed: May 12, 2014

Tagged on way north  Sucess!

Tagged this peak on my way north along the Black Mountain Crest Trail.

wanderweg83

wanderweg83 - May 12, 2014 3:07 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2014

Mitchell/Craig/Big Tom  Sucess!

Nice, quiet, tree-covered summit. Had to turn back because of thunder.

johnm

johnm - May 5, 2014 8:14 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2014

3rd of 8 for the day

Caught this one on way to Gibbs and back. Windy clear day.

hightinerary

hightinerary - Mar 8, 2014 12:21 pm

One-way

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.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Nov 5, 2013 2:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2013

#3

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.

THalky

THalky - Jan 28, 2013 1:32 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

Almost wish we didn't stop at this one  Sucess!

Kinda feel like we should have done the rest of the range since we put so much energy into getting there. But it had already been a pretty long day and we had to get all the way back down Mitchell and be ready for the Smokey's the next day.

Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Jan 14, 2013 6:08 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

Crest Trail to Big Tom  Sucess!

Hiked the Mitchell Trail up to the Mitchell summit, then the Crest Trail to Mt Craig and Big Tom. So sweeeeet up there, i'll go back!

Joel Hopper

Joel Hopper - Aug 12, 2012 8:56 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

chilkoot - Aug 9, 2012 10:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012

Another peak on the ridge  Sucess!

We met "Big Tom" in the museum on Mt. Mitchell, then climbed his eponymous peak later that day.

Musisca - May 6, 2012 4:35 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2012

Ridge hike  Sucess!

Great hike

kteichert

kteichert - Nov 3, 2011 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2011

combo #5  Sucess!

2nd birthday in a row spent here on the East Coast hiking the Appalachians. Loving this tradition. Loved the story of Thomas "Big Tom" Wilson and how he found the body of Elisha Mitchell. Great views from this peak if you venture off the main trail a little.

damgaard

damgaard - Nov 2, 2011 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2011

great scenery  Sucess!

Drove to the top of Mitchell with "the old folks" and my brother. Frost in the trees made an awesome scenery. Hiked to Mt. Craig and Big Tom and back.

riblet - Aug 25, 2011 10:00 am Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2010

Black Mountain Crest Trail  Sucess!

Black Mountain Crest Trail from Mount Mitchell to Deep Gap.

mlandau3

mlandau3 - Jan 6, 2011 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2004

Not An Official Southern 6,000 Footer  Sucess!

Up and down it on the BMCT; it's very neat when ascending when returning from Deep Gap

Spindle

Spindle - Nov 29, 2010 2:47 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2010

Last of the day  Sucess!

An out and back dayhike from Mt. Mitchell SP campground.

Beautiful dayhike.

Eleutheros

Eleutheros - Oct 16, 2010 6:10 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

MarkDidier - Jun 17, 2010 9:57 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.

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