Charlies Bunion Climber's Log

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TonyNS - May 17, 2016 9:47 pm Date Climbed: May 11, 2016

Part of a multi day trek  Sucess!

We stopped and had lunch on the bunion on a gorgeous day in the Smokeys and were treated to some amazing views. I really want to climb it again in the winter and see a snow covered Le Conte and Kephart from the bunion.


indianabob - Nov 30, 2015 9:45 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2015

What a view  Sucess!

Climbed on day two of a three day trip. Crossed over from Le Conte on the Boulevard. Perfect weather.


eric-griz - Jan 21, 2015 8:19 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2015

Via Kephart Prong/Sweat Heifer  Sucess!

A nice hike up Kephart Prong past the remains of the CCC camp. I hiked down via Dry Sluice Gap and Grassy Branch.


TonyNS - May 17, 2016 9:44 pm

Re: Via Kephart Prong/Sweat Heifer

I took the same route after climbing the bunion. Awesome scenery through several levels of the park.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Oct 25, 2014 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2014

Fun Bunion  Sucess!

A perfect late afternoon hike my first day in the area. Missed the crowds, and had a great view.

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - May 26, 2014 10:38 am

Great morning hike  Sucess!

The views are great, and if you get an early start you can miss most of the crowds.


wanderweg83 - Feb 1, 2014 11:29 am

Charlie's Bunion  Sucess!

Did this as part of a multi-day trip through the park. The climb from Newfound Gap is tough, but it is totally worth it.


Woodswalker - Oct 24, 2013 6:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Charlies Bunion  Sucess!

Enjoyable hike with spectacular views.


mountainhare - Sep 5, 2013 9:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013

Beating the haze  Sucess!

Started north from Newfound Gap before sunrise to try and see the sunrise from here. The early start was worthwhile; I was rewarded with great views before haze eventually took over.


PhenomenalWoman - Jul 20, 2013 5:22 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2013

Amazing Day & Company  Sucess!

This was my second time to the Bunion. The weather was beautiful and sunny, the views were clear and deep, and good company made the day much better than the first. :)


TiogaBradford - Nov 25, 2012 5:58 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2012

Ditto  Sucess!

Have hiked it several times, including same as Tioga (below). One of the better views in the Smokies!


tioga - Aug 7, 2012 9:46 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2012

From AT  Sucess!

Summitted while doing a 30 mike trip along the AT from Newfound Gap to Davenport Gap with my brothers. Spent some time on Charlies Bunion to take in the views.


mlandau3 - Jan 2, 2012 7:12 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2011

An Impressive Pinnacle  Sucess!

We hiked from Newfound Gap. It was really hazy. After we got to the top of the Bunion, we continued north on the AT for a few miles and then turned around. The haze lifted as we approached the Sawteeth and the Bunion appeared very impressive indeed.

imryel - Aug 21, 2011 4:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2011

AT to Charlie's Bunion  Sucess!

7.9 mile hike from the lookout down the AT. Recommend you scramble up above the bunion, great view looking down. Hit some rain on the way back, but not too bad


Eleutheros - Apr 17, 2011 2:33 am Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2011

Haze on the Bunion  Sucess!

Not the best views... but typical for April. A beautiful dayhike to "the Bunion" from Newfound Gap.


mattdalman - Oct 20, 2009 11:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2009

AT  Sucess!

Totally socked in with no views. Still a cool rock outcropping though.


JGHarrison - Jan 27, 2009 2:01 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2005

Nice winter hike  Sucess!

Christmas break hike


montanachris - Dec 16, 2008 10:03 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2007

Happy New Year  Sucess!

What better way to bring in the New Year than to take a nice day hike. I remember really enjoying being able to hike without 'post-holing' through deep snow in Jan. I had moved to NC from MT just a couple months before this hike. The trail cruises through spruce/fir forest which reminded of MT. It's nice to have a little of bit of the old with the new!


rangermatt - Oct 26, 2008 8:47 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2008

First Smokies hike  Sucess!

Good easy day hike - fall colors just barely still hanging on. Good one to do for my first time in the Smokies.


MarkDidier - Jul 12, 2008 8:04 am

Awesome Views  Sucess!

This was one of my first hikes in the Smokies. I have been hooked ever since.

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