Clingmans Dome Climber's Log

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chilkoot - Jul 11, 2010 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2010

4th time  Sucess!

I've been up here 4 times in the last 20 years. Three times by the paved walk-up route and once on a Thru-hike of the AT. This time we joined the masses on the paved trail and my kids enjoyed their first view from the ridge of the Smokies.


highlandvillager - Jun 7, 2010 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2010

Missed the bears, but not the tourists  Sucess!

We hiked up the AT from Newfound Gap, hoping to see some bears. We met a few hikers who had seen some, but we didn't see any. Fortunately, the road to the top was closed for re-paving, so we didn't see any herds of tourists up there either. We enjoyed a quiet lunch and some great views from the observation deck. HP28


sgb02d - May 4, 2010 10:03 am Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2010

Long Hike  Sucess!

Hiked the 16 miles round trip from New Found Gap via the Appalachian trail. Saw a lot of thru hikers.


Vasler - Mar 29, 2010 2:18 am Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2006

Smoky  Sucess!

Surrounding fog and a circular ramp to a tower. Hard to forget Clingman's dome, in part because of its' AT fame.


NJTripper - Mar 7, 2010 9:51 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2008

Sure - you drive to the summit..  Sucess!

But if you hike a few miles out-n-back on the A/T... I think it counts as a 'summit'.

Actually visited twice in one weekend thru the region.. 1st day (with the A/T hike was misserable, cold, rainy and foggy - no views...). 2 days later (on my way back to Atlanta) the sun was shinning - so I just ~had~ to come by and check it out again. Glad I did... views were great!

Joel Hopper

Joel Hopper - Nov 30, 2009 5:41 pm

Spring Break 1994  Sucess!

It was a windy afternoon on a five day AT trip. There was a porta-john on top that had to have one of the best views in the Smokies.


xDoogiex - Nov 24, 2009 7:29 pm Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2009

HP #4  Sucess!

very cloudy so couldn't see anything til i left it started to clear up and had awesome views at Newfound Gap. lots of people! felt bad driving to the parking lot so i hiked to Andrews Bald and back and summited twice


mtnbnd - Nov 4, 2009 1:27 pm

Busy with nice views  Sucess!

Walked up the paved trail in sandals. Nice views. Lots of people.


derekthered - Oct 4, 2009 5:10 am Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2007

hardly a climb  Sucess!

and i could barely see anything. this was actually my 2nd visit to the mountain, the first being when i was a year old (got solid photographic evidence). spent the night in the mt. collins shelter.


jonesa37 - Sep 17, 2009 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2008

super easy summit  Sucess!

Jones family reunion with Cousin Mark and my Pops


shanahan96 - Aug 31, 2009 9:21 pm

from parking lot  Sucess!

completed the short hike with mom, an enjoyable jaunt.



IHaveArrived - Aug 30, 2009 7:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2009

HP #1  Sucess!

I had a lot of fun climbing to the overlook tower with a couple of young nephews who found more joy in scaling every rock face that lined the paved walkway than the views from the top.


tcole21 - Aug 29, 2009 1:10 am Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2007

Alright  Sucess!

I hate that there is a road to the top! We went to Charlies Bunion first and then walked up the paved path to the summit. It would be a lot better if there weren't so many people up there!


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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