Clingmans Dome Climber's Log

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Six2 - Nov 28, 2007 1:29 am

AT Hike  Sucess!

I climbed the summit tower in April of this year as a part of a section hike. It was a couple of days after a huge windstorm and there were many, many blowdowns on the way north into Newfound Gap.


eric-griz - Nov 9, 2007 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2000

Dead Trees  Sucess!

First ascent was part of my 2000 AT thru-hike. It was cloudy with low visibility. Went back last fall (visiting on a fall weekend is a mistake) and got great views and autumn color too!


TJ311 - Oct 16, 2007 8:48 am Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2007

Attack of the Aphid  Sucess!

We hiked from Newfound Gap to Clingman's Dome via the Appalachian Trail. Along the trail, we noticed so many large trees had uprooted and fallen over. The ranger told us it was Aphid outbreak. It was great weather going up, but once @ the strange summit, it started to pour. Visibility was about 1 foot and it was a cold rain. We hitched a ride back down to our car in the back of a pick up truck.


buzzdainer - Oct 14, 2007 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 1995

Appalachian Trail  Sucess!

Rainy day. Climbed up the weird lookout tower, where I could see nothing, then quickly retreated and kept hiking.

Dangers Pop

Dangers Pop - Oct 7, 2007 11:13 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2007

Wasn't expecting this  Sucess!

People, dead trees and a space ship looking structure at the top. I guess if you're going to the Smokey Mountains you've got to experience this.


argothor - Sep 28, 2007 5:00 pm

Walked the last bit from the parking lot  Sucess!

Drove up to the vast parking lot, and then walked the rest of the way. One tough peak. First state high point though.


weeds19 - Sep 27, 2007 12:18 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2003

Interesting Summit  Sucess!

This was part of an 11 state highpoint trip that started in St Louis and ended in Missoula Montana. Great spot to stretch the legs!


CheesySciFi - Sep 21, 2007 4:01 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2006

My first state highpoint!  Sucess!

Did Clingman's Dome the easy way shortly after getting hitched. It was really windy, and it was a shame to see what was happening to the trees at the summit, but the views were still great.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Sep 4, 2007 12:14 pm Date Climbed: Dec 2, 1979

cold day  Sucess!

Very cold on top, but surprisingly devoid of snow.


climbmn - Aug 13, 2007 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Too much haze  Sucess!

Easy hike with no view because of the haze caused mostly from pollution. A fun way to stretch the legs, however.


MollyL - Aug 7, 2007 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2007

Super Foggy  Sucess!

For being such a lame hike I was hoping at least for a view - but no such luck...super dense fog and even some thunder and lightening! Fun climbing (I mean walking) with my friends anyway!


chilkoot - Aug 7, 2007 12:21 am

If you want to fit in...  Sucess!

wear flip flops and bring along a Big Gulp from 7-11.
Also hiked up 8/4/91 and 4/1/98 on my AT Thru-hike. Definitely a beatiful area.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jul 19, 2007 10:08 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 1994

Sad but View  Sucess!

Not for the hiker, but worth the time to see the view. There are quite wonderful ridge trails right nearby that offer solitude and dramatic wild vistas.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Jul 12, 2007 7:16 am Date Climbed: Jul 9, 2007

Walk Up  Sucess!

I hated this walk up but I was interested to see the area. Incredible how many whiney out of shape people were there that day.


Theonestar - May 28, 2007 6:39 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2007

My first highpoint

enjoyed the tower, but too crowded.

Roam Around - May 1, 2007 3:07 pm Date Climbed: Jan 15, 1999

Cold  Sucess!

Cold day - ice in the trail.


rkrevald - Apr 9, 2007 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2007

A Cold and Windy Morning  Sucess!

Our Eigth Summit! Please go to for a complete report.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:33 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2002

HP #25  Sucess!

Half way done...
WOW only 25 more HP's to go!!!
Gatlinburg; the town near by pretty fun town...


lizrdboy - Mar 7, 2007 3:34 am Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1998

Lots of people  Sucess!

What a mob.


jvarholak - Feb 14, 2007 9:23 pm

AT hike  Sucess!

During 1976 AT thru-hike

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