Clingmans Dome Climber's Log

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sugie1986 - Nov 6, 2006 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006

Sunset View  Sucess!

Beautiful views!! The leaves were absolutely goregous!!

Vagabond Manifesto

Vagabond Manifesto - Oct 23, 2006 10:14 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 2002

Extremely difficult  Sucess!

Okay, not exactly. The dying conifers near the summit are rather alarming.


surgent - Oct 19, 2006 8:00 pm

Very foggy  Sucess!

Did it but no views and not memorable. Would like to go back.


BluePonyV8 - Oct 19, 2006 4:18 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2006

High in the Smokies  Sucess!

A great hike for Photography. Really beautiful right before sunset.


slick858 - Oct 18, 2006 2:58 am

Beautiful  Sucess!

Climbed with my 2 best friends, got some great sun setting shots.


woodstrider - Oct 10, 2006 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 6, 1998

Clingman's Dome  Sucess!

My friend Bob and I did a "one car car shuttle"-I started from the Gap,hiking up the AT, and Bob drove to the parking lot just below the summitand hikd down to the gap. Works out well. Overcast day- no views.


Rockman - Aug 30, 2006 4:09 am Date Climbed: Apr 5, 1998

AT  Sucess!

Crossed while on the AT. Very icy.


osatrik - Aug 16, 2006 5:49 am Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1987

Family Highpoints Trip  Sucess!

In 1986 our family did a highpoints driving trip and hit Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Kentucky's high points. Clingmans Dome was number 25 of my 49 state high points, number 24 for Vanessa, and number 11 for Hillary and Holly.

royswkr - Jul 31, 2006 10:16 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 1991

Up paved trail  Sucess!



dwhike - Jul 30, 2006 2:04 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2006

Good Views - Big Crowds  Sucess!

Been to Clingmans Dome a bunch of times, always with a crowd. The huge stands of dead Fraser Firs always amaze me. Climbed from the parking lot, not sure I'd want to exert more effort for the scene at the top.


J.Iannotti - Jul 30, 2006 7:39 am Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2006

A T  Sucess!

My first highpoint


mtwashingtonmonroe - Jul 16, 2006 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

In the clouds  Sucess!

First time in the Smokies and summited Clingmans Dome after Andrews Bald of which I'll be adding a new page. Unfortunately we were in the clouds most of the time and it poured on the way down. Very impressed by the Smokies though and can't wait to go back!


Koonsy - Jul 9, 2006 3:48 pm

Route: AT  Sucess!

Went out on a cold, windy, foggy, day from Newfound Gap and had a blast. Fun hike


gwave47 - Jul 9, 2006 4:09 am Date Climbed: Jul 8, 2006

5th Highpoint  Sucess!

Left from Newfound Gap and took the AT to the Dome 7.9 miles each way. After it was too late I noticed other areas to get on the AT to hike to the dome that cut out 2 miles of trail each way.


CRiedel2 - Jul 5, 2006 1:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2006

Great Day in TN  Sucess!

Drove up and took the short summit trail on a beautiful day. The big parking lot at the top was almost full...this is one popular mountain! But between people going up and coming down, there weren't a lot of people at the top, which was nice. The drive was great and the views were awesome. We could see everything, and I liked the signs pointing to the different peaks. Perfect day for this trip. The whole area around there in the Smokey Mountains is fantastic! After seeing pictures from years past, it looks to me like the forest is really coming back to life up there too. Highpoint #2.


jaygeekray - Jun 27, 2006 5:49 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 1989

Zero Visiblity  Sucess!

Drove up and walked up the short path to the spiral ramp tower in the rain...all we could see were the tops of the trees for about a hundred yards with nothing but white least it was a fun day for our toddler to play in the rain...


Turbo - Jun 22, 2006 2:22 am Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2003

Route: Appalachian Trail  Sucess!

As part of a 70 mile backpacking trip in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park, myself and two friends reached the summit before noon. It was very foggy. Couldn't even see the top of the concrete tower.


EManBevHills - Jun 16, 2006 1:12 am

Ancient History  Sucess!

Updating the archives!


Cortez - May 21, 2006 8:19 pm Date Climbed: May 20, 2006

Foggy Rather Groggy  Sucess!

We hit the Tennessee state highpoint after climbing Chestnut Bald & Reinhart Knob. The mountain was shrouded in clouds when we hiked the obnoxious paved trail to the summit. One thing about this state highpoint that struck me was that there was no sign at the summit marking it as such. The structure at the top was also unnec.


tarol - May 18, 2006 5:32 pm Date Climbed: May 9, 2006

Took the easy way to the top!  Sucess!

It was a beautiful drive to the top of Clingmans Dome. I loved how the vegetation changes as you go up in elevation. The view from the top was amazing as were the wildflowers found roadside :)

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