Clingmans Dome Climber's Log

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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 8:21 pm

Re: Route Climbed: Appalachian trail Date Climbed: September 1996

Clingman's is totally blah compared to LeConte. LeConte is Tennessee's premier mountain!


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 :)


brendon - May 9, 2006 1:19 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2006

Fog  Sucess!

Drove up to the parking area before dawn in very thick fog. A little bit of construction on the trail. Very foggy and my ears got cold.


Holsti97 - Apr 23, 2006 10:40 am Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2006

Clingman's Dome  Sucess!

Drove to Cherokee from Asheville, NC to Hwy. 441. Stopped at Sugarlands Visitor Center and were told that we wouldn't be able to go to summit because of repairs to the area at the top. Drove on Clingman's Dome Road to parking lot. Hiked 2 miles round trip on Forney Ridge Trail to Appalachian Trail and then to the summit. No official looking people around so we climbed the "curved cement bridge to nowhere." Met a few through hikers on the AT. Very nice hike on a perfect day. Drove back to Maggie Valley on the Blue Ridge Parkway. HP #10.


mattdalman - Apr 22, 2006 1:00 am Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2006

Route Climbed: Parking lot Trail  Sucess!

This was the first of three state highpoints for the day(TN,GA,SC). There wasn't any view from the saucer because of the dense fog up at the summit. Still fun though.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Mar 22, 2006 6:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2004

Park Closed--Except Us!  Sucess!

My son Curtis and I were hiking a couple days on the AT. We'd left the truck at the parking lot for Clingman's Dome. Our planned return was at sunrise, June 8th, so that we could catch the transit of Venus (I'm an amateur astronomer and had a scope and solar filter in the truck). But it was too cloudy to see the transit.

Funny thing: No one else about. Puzzled, we packed up and headed out the east park entrance. We'd stop so I could take a few images, but there was no one on the road. This is the most highly visited national park (yes, far more than Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite!), yet there was no one around. I got to where I'd just stop on the road to take pic's. Anyway--long story shortened: Turns out the park gates were closed because there'd been an incident with the FBI chasing some wanted criminal into the park. We passed the scene of the incident and there were all manner of cops (local, county, FBI, etc) for several miles before the east gate.


Eleutheros - Mar 17, 2006 7:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 1995

Fog and Rain  Sucess!

Beautiful hike in the fog and rain. No view from the tower, but the forest was alive.

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