Big Tom Climber's Log

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chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Aug 28, 2009 2:52 pm

A couple of times  Sucess!

I traversed this peak in the 70s and 80s, when it was just a nice bump on the trail. But my dad used to tell stories of being lost on "the Black Brothers," of which Big Tom was one, in the 1930s. Back then this was about as wild and untracked a mountain you could find.

Koonsy

Koonsy - Jul 16, 2009 12:36 am

Deep Gap  Sucess!

Not much to it, but all in all a nice hike.

peakrat76

peakrat76 - Jun 2, 2009 4:43 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2009

Deep Gap to Cattail  Sucess!

Short hop from Craig. On to Balsam Cone & Cattail.

Redwic

Redwic - May 27, 2009 2:21 am Date Climbed: May 23, 2009

Black Mountain Trifecta!!!  Sucess!

I hiked to Big Tom after already visiting Mount Mitchell and Mount Craig. However, the thick fog and sideways-blowing rainstorm made portions of the route too questionable to safely continue... and nightfall was quickly approaching. This was my seventh peak summited that day.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 12, 2009 7:31 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2009

Via Deep Gap Trail  Sucess!

We enjoyed this one with several of its nieghbors. Since my husband's name is Tom, this mountain had special meaning for us. Beautiful outing, lovely day, fantastic weather. I love the Black Mountaion Crest.

Partner: Husband.

nayrb

nayrb - Jul 5, 2008 11:29 am Date Climbed: May 23, 2007

Big Tom Ain't Nothing  Sucess!

Hit the summit w/ my friend Bill. Fun little run from Mount Craig & Mount Mitchell. Big Tom was a bear hunter from what I discovered.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Sep 27, 2007 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 8, 1996

Crest Trail from Mt. Mitchell  Sucess!

Pleasant hike up in the fir trees.

StarMan

StarMan - Aug 9, 2007 8:10 pm

Good!

First climbed in Sept, 2004.

Theonestar

Theonestar - Aug 5, 2007 10:56 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

deep gap  Sucess!

pretty simple coming from Craig-not so simple from Balsam

Jerry L

Jerry L - Jul 12, 2007 7:19 am Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2007

Deep Gap Trail  Sucess!

Done.

NavySeabee

NavySeabee - Mar 12, 2007 2:14 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 3 of 6 in my Southern Sixer Six Pack. Check out my trip report on the Mount Mitchell Page.

GAHikerGirl

GAHikerGirl - Apr 20, 2006 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2005

Fantastic Views....  Sucess!

and not a bad climb at all.

TomSellick

TomSellick - Aug 31, 2005 6:41 pm

Route Climbed: BMCT Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

does this one actually count as a 6er?

Tbacon251

Tbacon251 - Aug 21, 2005 10:19 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 5:04 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!

Big Tom offered some fun to climb rock structures. The views were pretty decent too. To read about my whole experience check out my trip report on the Mt. Mitchell page.

petersbike

petersbike - Mar 17, 2005 5:42 pm

Route Climbed: BMC trail Date Climbed: 1996  Sucess!

Good hike,all the way out to Burnsville . Hooked up with some people for shuutle back to Mt Mitchell.

Steve Gruhn - Jan 26, 2005 11:07 pm

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

Nice walk.

BobSmith

BobSmith - Nov 11, 2004 11:34 am

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

The climb from Deep Gap back over Cattail Peak, Potato Hill, Balsam Cone, and then Big Tom is one of the toughest I've ever attempted. If you like a challenge, then this is the one for you.

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