Black Mountain (KY) Climber's Log

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McCannster

McCannster - Nov 26, 2011 6:17 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2011

# 20  Sucess!

Did this late at night as a drive-up. The access road was super foggy and the summit area strange and eerie.

markowens

markowens - Nov 20, 2011 9:36 am Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2011

HP #22  Sucess!

The road to the Highpoint is between the welcom to VA and welcome to Ky signs. You can see both signs from the road entance.

Robyn

Robyn - Oct 16, 2011 1:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011

HP #1  Sucess!

Drove down the night before and camped in Kingdom Come Park, drove to Black Mountain just in time for sunrise and it was beautiful, not a cloud in the sky. Then drove on to Mt. Rogers, an incredible drive.

Jow

Jow - Sep 21, 2011 11:14 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2011

HP #15  Sucess!

Drove up in fog and rain pretty dangerous driving and summit kinda bummed me out but hell high point #15 and start of 6 highpoint week

vbeckman74

vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 5:33 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2000

Wild Turkey  Sucess!

Get the waiver so you don't have to poach this one.

xpda

xpda - Aug 10, 2011 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 1996

Kentucky  Sucess!

Made it!

redmond - Jun 23, 2011 2:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 15, 2011

Drive up in the fog  Sucess!

Drove over from Mt. Rogers. Day started off hot and sunny, but a major thunderstorm hit right as I approached the drive up to Black Mt. Heard on the radio that lightening had struck Black Mountain so I waited a bit to let the worst of the storm pass then headed up. Dense fog covered the road and it was hard to see. At the top I rushed to get pictures and get out of there before more lightning struck. The music coming from the building startled me a bit when I first heard it. Definitely a unique and interesting highpoint, but not one I am rushing back to anytime soon.

phillinley

phillinley - May 21, 2011 12:28 am

Bumpy  Sucess!

Visited this thing twice now. The music playing in that building all the time makes the place kinda eery when you're there in the dark.

Alpinist

Alpinist - May 14, 2011 8:06 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2011

Southern 6-pack  Sucess!

Fifth of a 6 state HP weekend. Flew into Knoxville, then hit the HPs for TN, GA, SC, NC, KY and VA. This is my 44th state HP. Nice Spring flowers in bloom and not another soul in sight.

islandborn11

islandborn11 - Apr 19, 2011 9:24 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2011

Twisty on Rt. 160  Sucess!

This outranks even South Carolina on the list of unappealing high points. Surrounded by trees with no visibility and a ton of ugly mining outbuildings. Met another highpointer for the first time. He and his son were nailing #25 this afternoon and I was notching off numero six.

Steve Gruhn - Jan 18, 2011 4:50 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2001

HP #20  Sucess!

Drive up. Spent the night in the car just below the summit.

NJTripper

NJTripper - Dec 5, 2010 5:51 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

Glad this was just a day trip....  Sucess!

... this is the creepiest HP I've been to. Gort my 'pic' so I won't have ot go back.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Nov 26, 2010 9:23 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2010

With The Doubles  Sucess!

Didn't find anything creepy about the summmit or the denizens, but I'm part Kentuckian, so folks from the hills just don't bother me, I guess. Ran into two workers who were trying to resolve that all the summit structures had been broken into. Said good morning and joked about shootin' guns...they were friendly fellas. Beautiful frost on all the trees from the cold, damp night before. With my Mom & Dad, my husband, and my Sister & her husband and my nephew. :) Neat to get back to our roots. :)

kteichert

kteichert - Nov 5, 2010 10:24 am Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2010

HP #19  Sucess!

Summitted at 9:00 pm. Really enjoyed the drive from big stone gap to the summit. Didn't run into any miners but had the waiver in hand ready to present. Snapped a pic of the plaque and headed for Virginia.

Spindle

Spindle - Sep 22, 2010 10:13 pm Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2010

One more on the way home  Sucess!

Last one on a road/peakbagging trip. Drove most of the way, parked, and walked the last few yards up in a soaking rain. Definitely not the most picturesque.

BConley

BConley - Sep 14, 2010 2:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2010

HP #9  Sucess!

Drove up in the pouring rain. Not hard to find. Road to the top isnt that bad, narrow in spots but paved with a few pot holes. Walked the final quarter mile or so to the summit. Summit marker easy to find as described.

xDoogiex

xDoogiex - Aug 15, 2010 12:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2010

HP #18  Sucess!

What hotoven said. lots of broken glass and sketchyness on top

Hotoven

Hotoven - Aug 11, 2010 4:04 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2010

HP # 33!  Sucess!

Drive up to the top. had to doge construction crews along the way. At the top there was a tower and little building there. Someone had the radio on in the building even though it looked abandon. Got some photos and left that creepy place.

jeffh25

jeffh25 - Jul 29, 2010 9:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2010

HP # 23  Sucess!

I don't want to say that the place should be a park instead of a coal mine, cause I signed a piece of paper saying I wouldn't but... Let's just say the place has a lot of potential.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Jul 14, 2010 5:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2010

visit after work  Sucess!

Drove up after a day working in Kingsport. It was a pleasant and quiet summer evening on top. Had the whole top of the mountain to myself. Not as trashed as some previous posters had observed. I enjoyed visiting the area. #17.

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