Clingmans Dome Climber's Log

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Vasler

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

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

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

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

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

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

shanahan96 - Aug 31, 2009 9:21 pm

from parking lot  Sucess!

completed the short hike with mom, an enjoyable jaunt.

jamie

IHaveArrived

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

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

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.

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