Clingmans Dome Climber's Log

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mbjakusz - Sep 12, 2016 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2014

HP #14  Sucess!

This was our 14th Highpoint and the second one on this trip which included five more. It was bit cloudy on top so did not see a whole lot. Might have to visit this one again.


punchline - Aug 15, 2016 10:06 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2016

HP #43  Sucess!

Clouds and fog passing through so couldn't see more than a few feet in front of me at the top. Was getting dark so had to make a hasty "summit!"

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jun 27, 2016 10:08 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2016

Clignman's Dome  Sucess!

I loved the views of the beautiful Smoky Mountains from the top. A great place.


TonyNS - Jun 22, 2016 4:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2016

Nice Summer Day  Sucess!

Tennessee High Point


larvitar - Jun 8, 2016 10:42 am Date Climbed: May 7, 2016

Larvitour Stop #7  Sucess!

Drove up from Newfound Gap and walked the paved trail to the summit. Lots of slick slush on the ground... and on the observation tower, which they don't clear. Even though it was overcast, the visibility was good from the top. I didn't stick around long, though; the winds were biting.

jakegarber - May 9, 2016 9:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2008

Sunrise...not so much  Sucess!

Woke up really early to try to see the was cloudy but atleast got the highpoint


joseyinnet - Apr 22, 2016 10:23 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2016

Great smoky mountains lived up to their name  Sucess!

Stumbled around on the top underneath the observation tower looking for the actual summit marker, but there seemed to be only a rock cairn at the top. State HP #31


siekkid - Apr 6, 2016 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2016

HP# 28  Sucess!

We were prepared to hike in from Newfound Gap Road since it wasn't scheduled to open until April 1st. They had opened the road the day we were there, so we drove in like everyone else. Too many people on the paved trail to the top, fat kids wearing flip flops, etc.


claidheamdanns - Feb 25, 2016 10:12 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2014

HPH – Clingmans Dome  Sucess!

Great first hike for our High Point Hike series. Enjoyed hiking with Nasser, my nature lover son, Caleb, and Dana. Good conversations (when we could catch our breaths), good food, and especially good to be in the beautiful Smoky Mountains!


Fairweather - Oct 25, 2015 4:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2014

Tourist Trail  Sucess!

With the boys and hundreds of other tourists.
Back in TN for a fun family reunion in Pigeon Forge.


corsair - Aug 29, 2015 4:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2011

Secret Parking!  Sucess!

Found an access to the AT about 3 miles north of the peak and parked the car in a little clearing off the road for a great little 6 mile hike to the summit on the AT.


dino61111 - Jan 30, 2015 8:38 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2012

From Forney parking area  Sucess!

Walked up the path from the parking area. The lookout tower is certainly a unique structure.


captain.ron - Jan 5, 2015 2:36 am

Took the easy route  Sucess!

Nice walk up the paved path

Adam Doc Fox

Adam Doc Fox - Jan 1, 2015 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2014

Southern Six Pack Winter  Sucess!

Summit #1 of 6 (TN, GA, SC, NC, VA & KY) that we ended up completing with a total time of:
36 hours, 52 minutes and 30 seconds.


Bajumbug - Oct 19, 2014 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2012

First of 2 HP today  Sucess!

Moving from Greeneville to Raliegh, I went way out of the way to hit Tennessee and Kentucky HP. I looked for a long time for the USGS monument, but all I could find was one about a half mile down the trail by the gift shop. The ranger said the summit one may have had concrete poured over it during construction of the wonderful spaceship-like observation tower. Unfortunately, foggy again. Off to Kentucky!


Diesel - Sep 20, 2014 9:12 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2013

Memorial Weekend  Sucess!

Everybody and their mama was there.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 7, 2014 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2014

First time since I was a toddler!  Sucess!

This was the end of a 10 mile day AT NoBo. Couldn't see a darn thing due to clouds, but it was funny to emerge all dirty from the woods into a crowd of shivering tourists. First visit since 1976!

hornj - Jun 3, 2014 5:32 pm Date Climbed: Jul 10, 2007

Clingmans Dome  Sucess!

"Walked" it.

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Jun 1, 2014 4:42 pm

easy way  Sucess!

"Climbed" it on the paved path. But it was a steep paved path, I wouldn't recommend it in a wheelchair.


MaverickMerk - May 28, 2014 11:05 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2014

the hike of Creek Crossings  Sucess!

Hiked up from the Forney Creek trailhead off of Lakeview Drive, took us approximately 7 hours to the top at a comfortable pace, stopping to eat lunch and dropping off overnight gear at camp 70. Mileage to the top via Whiteoak Branch Trail was approximately 15miles. We then descended back down to our camp, crossing the creek multiple times in the dark after sunset, which was exhilarating as we attempted to stay dry. Finished the day off at about 24miles and 12hrs of hiking. Net elevation gain was 6500', which came much easier than the miles because the trail was gradual. Trailhead to summit to trailhead was 31miles and 8000' vertical.

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