Clingmans Dome Climber's Log

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jeffh25

jeffh25 - Jul 14, 2009 4:05 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2009

"Smokies" Bear  Sucess!

Even in the clouds and fog it was still a great place. About 49 degrees on top in July was nice, especially if you're from Texas. Saw a Bear on the way down too!

Redwic

Redwic - May 26, 2009 8:48 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2009

Part Of A Hiking Trifecta!!!  Sucess!

I summited Clingmans Dome, Mount Love, and Mount Buckley all during the same hike. Clingmans Dome was my second State Highpoint of the day (Sassafras Mountain was the first), and my 34th State Highpoint reached overall.

WoundedKnee

WoundedKnee - May 23, 2009 3:35 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2009

Easy way up  Sucess!

With my 2 year old son and parents. Unseasonably cool. Fantastic views from the gaudy concrete structure at the top.

VermontMike

VermontMike - May 16, 2009 1:07 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

"Hiked" to the summit  Sucess!

Man that paved half-mile "hike" was tough. Wish I had my rollerblades, that would have been a funny sight.

Hotoven

Hotoven - Apr 16, 2009 11:10 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2009

Always foggy?  Sucess!

Came up on it after cutting over from Chimney Tops. It was super foggy and could not even see the ground once in the dome. we did a 19 mile hike round trip to get there too!

JGHarrison

JGHarrison - Jan 27, 2009 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Jan 7, 2007

freeze out  Sucess!

i had ice in my shoes

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Jan 16, 2009 7:00 pm Date Climbed: Mar 4, 1995

Summit!  Sucess!

I wish southerners would stop putting observation decks on their high points.

mtsptfam

mtsptfam - Nov 27, 2008 12:16 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2008

2nd times the Charm  Sucess!

This is my 2nd time up. The first time was on a backpacking trip in the smokies which yielded no view because the weather was so bad I could only see about 20yards. This time, even though I took the drive up, I could see the whole way to Mount Mitchell. Bummer I can't get to it's summit because it is closed for "construction".

nextyearranier

nextyearranier - Nov 4, 2008 4:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2005

Took the high road  Sucess!

Cheated and took the road, but hiked the steep path for about a mile. Nice views, even with the fog.

rangermatt

rangermatt - Oct 26, 2008 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2008

Busy busy busy  Sucess!

Probably won't be a busier day until...maybe Memorial Day. Everyone enjoying the last gasp of summer, with pleasant temperatures - borderline t-shirt weather. Interestingly, Americans seemed to be vastly outnumbered by international visitors.

BigCountry

BigCountry - Oct 3, 2008 6:47 pm

As a kid  Sucess!

with my family

silversummit

silversummit - Sep 24, 2008 10:39 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2006

Walked up on a cold day  Sucess!

We were driving through the NP and decided to see if the road was still open and this was the last weekend it was that season. I cannot pass up a chance to see any mountain view and take a picture so off I went. It was chilly, windy and almost no one was there so I felt like I was on top of the park; very pretty 360 degree views! I actually hiked very near here 26 years ago but didn't finish the trek up to the Dome.

skinnywhitecomic

skinnywhitecomic - Sep 1, 2008 4:28 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

HP # 4  Sucess!

I was expecting a USGS marker somewhere but never saw it. Not a bad place.

Chinigo

Chinigo - Aug 19, 2008 2:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2003

HP #12 - from parking lot  Sucess!

I (with my wife (Tracy) and son (Alex), then almost 3 yrs old) did this as part of our second family HP trip.

Here's another mountain that I need to climb for real someday.

CrazySanMan

CrazySanMan - Aug 11, 2008 7:29 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2008

Carried my 80lb son  Sucess!

In the parking lot I saw the paved trail and kept my flip flops on. My son (7 years old, 80 lbs, asthma) had just woken up and was grumpy. He didn't want to hike the trail so I gave him a piggy back ride. What a workout! I had no idea the trail would be that steep in places. I carried him all the way up the tower and had sewing machine legs all the way down. My first highpoint.

MarkDidier

MarkDidier - Jul 12, 2008 9:45 am

Concrete Jungle  Sucess!

The best part of hiking to the observation tower is the information sign showing the peaks in the distance as it helps point out other peaks that you have climbed, or hope to climb.

kavak

kavak - Jul 2, 2008 10:18 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 1985

From Summit Parking Area  Sucess!

My wife and 4 year old son accompanied me on the 1/2 mile walk to this strange structure built so that anyone can see the views. Only there were no views!!

2skinners - Jun 29, 2008 11:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2008

HP # 13  Sucess!

Originally planned to do VA, TN, & KY with my wife. Got a late start and weather changed our plans. So we instead opted for TN and were going to do VA the next day but plans were again thwarted by the weather so we did KY. We did the "Highpointer's Route" (1 mile RT)for this one, but before you say anything, 8-10 hours of driving on a weekend off one way can be just as strenous as hiking 15 miles. I've done both, so I can compare accurately.
We experienced the most amazing sunset of our lifetime on this day. The entire area was bathed in a yellow/orange glow. It was unreal!!

Ilafan

Ilafan - Jun 25, 2008 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Jun 17, 2008

Take me to your leader.  Sucess!

Tons of people, and that was part of the joy. I liked seeing the wide variety of folks hiking up the paved path. All colors, shapes, and sizes were there, and the view from the spaceship was gorgeous. Lots of fun.

Tracy

Tracy - Jun 7, 2008 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

21st state highpoint  Sucess!

Hiked up the half-mile paved walkway after hiking Mt. Rogers earlier in the day.

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