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rcorby2 - Oct 24, 2002 12:48 pmRoute Climbed: Newfound Gap (kind of, anyways) Date Climbed: November 1994 and 1995
Hit this peak on two different occasions when I did 3 and 4 day treks in this area in the mid 90's.
andy_lemon - Oct 8, 2002 7:37 pmRoute Climbed: AT Hike Date Climbed: October 15, 2001
When we reached the summit winds were approaching 60 mpg. The background of all our pictures turned out white due to fog and rain. It was cold and wet... We had a blast!
Pommes - Jul 24, 2002 8:20 amRoute Climbed: from parking lot Date Climbed: July 2002
"lonely" mountain with a "great" view (5 Miles) on lots of dead trees.
pictioneer - Jun 25, 2002 8:42 pmRoute Climbed: from parking lot Date Climbed: many times
Use the Clingman's Dome parking lot as a jumping off point for a lot of aour backpacking trips. The mountain is crowded most of the year except for mid December thru mid March when you have to hike 7 miles to reach it. Views are spectacular year round.
mnutz - Jan 11, 2002 6:13 pmRoute Climbed: AT Date Climbed: Jan. 2001
Hiked Newfound Gap to Silers Bald and back. Average 2 feet of snow on trail, and lotsa ice. Beautiful, quiet, and peaceful.
dshoe - Dec 20, 2001 5:29 pmRoute Climbed: Standard Trail Date Climbed: 10-93
Nice mountain, and very nice view from the top! One of the 50 state high-points as well. Definitely a nice national park to go visit (Great Smoky Mountains NP).
ejgriffin - Nov 26, 2001 9:39 amRoute Climbed: Forney Ridge Date Climbed: March 23
Started at the top, did a 4 day loop and returned to the top via Forney Ridge.
sshankle - Nov 14, 2001 1:30 pmDate Climbed: May 27, 2000
Walk up a paved trail after the wind gave us fits trying to get the jackets on in the parking lot...
miztflip - Sep 10, 2001 8:06 amRoute Climbed: AT Hike Date Climbed: 1996
I also crossed on the AT but not on a complete hike through.
Josh - Sep 9, 2001 12:27 pmRoute Climbed: Appalachian Trail Date Climbed: Summer, 1995
Hiked over Clingmans Dome on my 1995 AT thru-hike. This was a new "elevation record" for me at the time.
John - Sep 9, 2001 1:49 amRoute Climbed: Summit Road Date Climbed: April 4 & 5, 1998
Since I couldn't find any reasonable hiking information before arriving at the park I just drove to this summit - a problem that SP goes a long way to fixing ;-). Although I didn't find any snow, I was pretty surprised at all the rime and clear ice I found - in fact it only took a few minutes before my car windows were completely coated with ice (no visibility) once the sun went down. I was lucky enough to have the summit tower to myself on both the evening of the 4th and the morning of the 5th. The scenery and views were amazing though my photos should be rescanned sometime.