Clingmans Dome Climber's Log

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triviasteve - Nov 15, 2013 11:02 am Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2013

a strange day  Sucess!

Got to the parking area and it was sunny. Hiked to the top, and by the time I got to the observation tower, it had started to rain. Climbed the tower, and it was pouring. Needless to say, I didn't stay long. Hiked back down the hill, and it got sunny again. Couldn't see anything from the top due to the clouds, which sucked. I've done this one before and I'll do this one again, too.

The Smokies are amazing. Love this area a lot!

mountainhare

mountainhare - Sep 5, 2013 9:29 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2013

Second visit  Sucess!

Drove to the paved path after a long morning hike north of Newfound Gap. It was my second visit here and first to the actual summit tower, where I was blanketed in fog.

BadgerSummitSeeker

BadgerSummitSeeker - Jul 27, 2013 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2010

State High Point # 23  Sucess!

After completing Kentucky in the morning, I headed down to Clingmans Dome before catching a flight from Nashville the next day. The Clingmans Dome road was closed during my visit so I had to hike the 13 mile RT along the AT to the summit. I'm glad it worked out that way because it made the summit more challenging. It was a rare moment to have this summit all to myself since normally when the road is open there are hordes of tourists.

PhenomenalWoman

PhenomenalWoman - Jul 20, 2013 5:28 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2013

Soaked in the Sunset  Sucess!

Approached around sunset and hiked the steep path after 13 miles on the AT earlier that day. Happened upon a bear cub along the way playing on the hill. Enjoyed a beautiful sunset on our last day in the mountains.

JRaphaelson

JRaphaelson - May 24, 2013 7:39 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2013

Route: Paved Path  Sucess!

6th highpoint. Wanted to bag LeConte as well, so took the paved path. Skies were too cloudy for views.

eliotjg

eliotjg - Apr 5, 2013 12:21 am

Woohoo!  Sucess!

2010: First state highpoint. I definitely enjoyed being there, but the mountain was completely enveloped in clouds so zero views. It wasn't even the highlight of the day as Chimney Tops was more fun on every aspect, but I'm sure if I went back on a clear day my opinion of the 3rd highest in the Appalachians would be higher.

mebo1126

mebo1126 - Feb 17, 2013 5:31 pm

Cool  Sucess!

Very easy, paved, 1/2 mile trail to the top of TN's highpoint!

mcmurdosound

mcmurdosound - Feb 7, 2013 3:52 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

...  Sucess!

Easy little hike to the top, which was fun. Unfortunately didn't have any views with all the mist. We hiked to Andrew's Bald after, which I think is even cooler!

THalky

THalky - Jan 28, 2013 11:59 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2012

#6 - Love the smokeys  Sucess!

Drove up this, but tacked on a couple hikes elsewhere in the park. Was looking forward to Chimney Tops but it was closed so we did Grotto Falls and Le Conte instead.

xbaghat

xbaghat - Jan 20, 2013 10:43 am Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2009

twenty-six  Sucess!

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Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Jan 4, 2013 3:33 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2012

Hiked Leconte instead, still love the Smokies!  Sucess!

Second time at Clingman's Dome, state HP #6. Since you can't really hike up to it without taking the AT forever, we hiked Mt Leconte the next day, which was a great substitute. The Smokies are awesome either way....grouped with Mitchell/Asheville, one of my fav trips.

Robyn

Robyn - Dec 11, 2012 8:54 am Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2012

HP #3  Sucess!

I did this HP the morning after being in a wedding, needless to say I was thankful for it's ease. Weather was cold (which helped combat the hangover's urge to vomit), wet, and extremely foggy.

yellowgate - Dec 9, 2012 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2012

1st  Sucess!

First was easy. I even took all 5 family members. There were a LOT of people there, but the views were pretty nice.

marilou

marilou - Nov 30, 2012 4:11 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012

Foggy Day, No Views  Sucess!

HP #17. Very foggy day, icy rain, very windy and cold. Part of Thanksgiving Long Weekend high pointing trip on 7 Southern States: AL, TN, GA, SC, NC, FL, MS

funnyfarm

funnyfarm - Oct 27, 2012 5:36 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2012

Great Views  Sucess!

I did this the same day as Mt. Mitchell. Fog at Mt. Mitchell, but great views at Clingman's. Temperatures were in the mid 50s at the top. Great day to be there, the leaves were past peak but still beautiful.

kevinsa

kevinsa - Sep 15, 2012 5:57 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012

Clingmans Dome  Sucess!

Unfortunately, no views on this cloudy day.

chadbw

chadbw - Aug 29, 2012 1:03 pm Date Climbed: Aug 22, 2012

Eleventh HP  Sucess!

We decided to do some backpacking in the national park the night before and morning of the hike, so we were pretty beat and just drove to the top and did the half mile paved hike to the top. The observation tower looks like a UFO (this is a good thing) and the views were spectacular.

We couldn't find the USGS marker so we took a picture of one for sale in the gift shop and counted that.

huskertriguy

huskertriguy - Aug 21, 2012 9:05 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2012

Completion of the Southern Six-Pack  Sucess!

The last of my bid through the Southern Six-Pack, and perhaps the most rewarding.

Parked at the Clingmans Dome lot, took the bypass to the AT, hiked to Silers Bald and back. (This was on a ranger's recommendation as an alternative to my original plan to hike from Newfound Gap. Glad I took it; great views & ridgeline hiking.)

I didn't see a soul on the entire AT until back within a mile of Clingmans. Magnificent. This was a relatively easy ridgeline hike. I took about 3.5 hours, including a 15-minute nap atop Silers and another 15 minutes on the summit of Clingmans.

SHP #29

technicolorNH

technicolorNH - Aug 20, 2012 12:52 am Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2007

long hike in  Sucess!

Hiked in from the Newfound Gap parking lot. Took about three hours each way, with thunderstorms and driving rain. The police were searching for a Chinese kid who went missing from the summit area.

BConley

BConley - Aug 18, 2012 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012

Crowded  Sucess!

Summit area crowded, grabbed this one on the way to texas. HP #20

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