Clingmans Dome Climber's Log

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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 - 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 - 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


Outdooraholic - Aug 12, 2012 11:15 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

#18  Sucess!

My 18th state highpoint


PaulRomano - May 30, 2012 4:24 am Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2012

State HP #11  Sucess!

Would have liked to have done a longer hike, but after getting blistered feet the day before on Mount Mitchell, I decided the 0.5 mile paved path sounded excellent. Clear weather and nice views on top for sure.

Musisca - May 6, 2012 4:29 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2012

High point #3  Sucess!

Hiked to mt. Collins shelter with my pack and stayed overnight. Took the AT to Clingmans up top. Clear day and great view.

NickyP - Apr 11, 2012 4:03 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2012

HP #1  Sucess!

After spending 20 minutes circling the parking lot for a space, we raced up in the rain as a thunderstorm was rolling in. And had fun doing it.


GlennD - Jan 21, 2012 5:17 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2010

HP #8  Sucess!

Hiked up for an overnight from Husky Gap. Beautiful fall foliage in the Smokies that time of year.


markowens - Dec 7, 2011 11:18 am Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2011

HP #23  Sucess!

Nice site. Easy to find- just follow all of the people! lol


McCannster - Nov 26, 2011 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2011

#18  Sucess!

It was really foggy and chilly, but we made a quick jaunt up to the summit via the paved tourist trail. Zero views.


aprovance - Oct 13, 2011 11:00 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2011

1st Highpoint  Sucess!

Great views as leaves are beginning to peak.


jds3038 - Sep 25, 2011 12:44 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011


This was the second time that my hiking and HP buddy, Mike, and I have visited Clingmans Dome (first time was in 1994?). With the increase of technology (digital cameras, etc.), we basically decided to redo and document the 18 HP's we had already completed along the east coast. The disposable camera/photos just didn't cut it. Views from the atop the observation tower were enshrouded with clouds. Though, the views from the parking lot were outstanding.


Jow - Sep 21, 2011 10:56 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2011

Long Hike  Sucess!

Long 16 mile hike. But prety nice not much views though. HP #16


vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 6:37 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2000

Humanity  Sucess!

Lots of people. Cool lookout tower.


xpda - Aug 10, 2011 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 1998

Success  Sucess!

Same day as Mount Mitchell


DarlaB1 - Jun 28, 2011 9:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2011

Done  Sucess!


redmond - Jun 23, 2011 2:38 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2011

Drive Up  Sucess!

Drove up then, then walked up in shorts and sandals. Felt like a cheat driving up rather than hiking but I was rushed for time. Will have to revisit to truly climb this.


islandborn11 - Apr 2, 2011 2:40 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

Watch for bears  Sucess!

Started from the big parking lot at Newfound Gap and took about two and a half hours to summit. Trail was deserted but peak was crawling with tourists. Making my way back at dusk I was accosted by a dude at the last parking lot before getting back that a bear had just been seen just a few feet from where I had just emerged from the trail. I didn't feel like being an appetizer so my benefactor was good enough to give me a lift back to NFG so I weaseled out of the last 1.8 miles.


ZeeJay - Jan 29, 2011 10:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 18, 1998

Nice hike  Sucess!

With lesdubois. Took the AT from Newfound Gap. Almost no one on trail, but lots on summit.

Corona - Jan 25, 2011 4:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2006

Easy Hike  Sucess!

It was a shame to see all the Spurce trees dieing.

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