Clingmans Dome Climber's Log

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maddie77777

maddie77777 - Apr 21, 2008 10:53 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2008

Summit via the lazy man route  Sucess!

Hiked the half mile up the paved road from the parking lot, the lazy way. I'll hike it the real way later when I try the AT in sections. For now, I was just driving through and thought I'd snag a high point.

tioga

tioga - Apr 21, 2008 1:33 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2008

Rain and Clouds  Sucess!

Started in the rain from Newfound Gap and climbed via the Appalachian Trail going south. It rained on and off on the way up and the top was inside a cloud, windy, and chilly. I climbed with my brother and a friend and we ate lunch on top and quickly jumped on the trail to go back down. During the descent we got some decent views as it was beginning to clear.

Bluebell08

Bluebell08 - Apr 16, 2008 1:03 am Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2006

Hike from Newfound Gap  Sucess!

A muddy hike from Newfound Gap, that night was a cold one in the Smokies.

unclehud

unclehud - Feb 10, 2008 7:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2007

Chilly and windy

Walked up the paved path -- and the cool observation tower -- the day before we went up Mount LeConte.

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 11:56 am Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2007

CLINGMAN'S DOME  Sucess!

ROAD TO TRAILHEAD CLOSED BY SNOW SO HIKED UP SWITCHING TO AT AFTER A MILE. NUMEROUS DOWNFALLS TO GET OVER/UNDER/AROUND AND LARGE CLUMPS OF SNOW FALLING FROM THE TREE LIMBS MADE FOR AN INTERESTING HIKE

captainbuuda

captainbuuda - Jan 25, 2008 7:53 am

Free Mtn parking  Sucess!

I loved the view, but feel like I haven't quite earned it yet. I'll have to hike up from Chimney Tops next time.

wildfam

wildfam - Jan 22, 2008 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2006

Spring Break Stop  Sucess!

Highpoint #4 - great visit. Stayed in Gatlinburg - played Hillbilly golf & such. Drove up & parked; hiked up via Forney Ridge trail - thoroughly enjoyed. Lots of rime ice.

rfolkenberg

rfolkenberg - Jan 11, 2008 1:23 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2007

Easy hike up  Sucess!

Climbed up easily from parking lot-Cheaters haha

johnmnichols

johnmnichols - Dec 26, 2007 10:13 am Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2006

Clingmans Trail Run  Sucess!

Trail ran to the summit from the Deep Creek TH in Bryson City. Ran via the Noland Divide, Noland Creek, and Forney Ridge Trails. Total distance was approximately 21 miles with 7000 feet of vertical gain. Run was fully self-supported as there is no vehicle access along this route.

Six2

Six2 - Nov 28, 2007 1:29 am

AT Hike  Sucess!

I climbed the summit tower in April of this year as a part of a section hike. It was a couple of days after a huge windstorm and there were many, many blowdowns on the way north into Newfound Gap.

eric-griz

eric-griz - Nov 9, 2007 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Apr 14, 2000

Dead Trees  Sucess!

First ascent was part of my 2000 AT thru-hike. It was cloudy with low visibility. Went back last fall (visiting on a fall weekend is a mistake) and got great views and autumn color too!

TJ311

TJ311 - Oct 16, 2007 8:48 am Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2007

Attack of the Aphid  Sucess!

We hiked from Newfound Gap to Clingman's Dome via the Appalachian Trail. Along the trail, we noticed so many large trees had uprooted and fallen over. The ranger told us it was Aphid outbreak. It was great weather going up, but once @ the strange summit, it started to pour. Visibility was about 1 foot and it was a cold rain. We hitched a ride back down to our car in the back of a pick up truck.

buzzdainer

buzzdainer - Oct 14, 2007 10:35 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 1995

Appalachian Trail  Sucess!

Rainy day. Climbed up the weird lookout tower, where I could see nothing, then quickly retreated and kept hiking.

Dangers Pop

Dangers Pop - Oct 7, 2007 11:13 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2007

Wasn't expecting this  Sucess!

People, dead trees and a space ship looking structure at the top. I guess if you're going to the Smokey Mountains you've got to experience this.

argothor

argothor - Sep 28, 2007 5:00 pm

Walked the last bit from the parking lot  Sucess!

Drove up to the vast parking lot, and then walked the rest of the way. One tough peak. First state high point though.

weeds19

weeds19 - Sep 27, 2007 12:18 am Date Climbed: May 27, 2003

Interesting Summit  Sucess!

This was part of an 11 state highpoint trip that started in St Louis and ended in Missoula Montana. Great spot to stretch the legs!

CheesySciFi

CheesySciFi - Sep 21, 2007 4:01 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2006

My first state highpoint!  Sucess!

Did Clingman's Dome the easy way shortly after getting hitched. It was really windy, and it was a shame to see what was happening to the trees at the summit, but the views were still great.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Sep 4, 2007 12:14 pm Date Climbed: Dec 2, 1979

cold day  Sucess!

Very cold on top, but surprisingly devoid of snow.

climbmn

climbmn - Aug 13, 2007 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2007

Too much haze  Sucess!

Easy hike with no view because of the haze caused mostly from pollution. A fun way to stretch the legs, however.

MollyL

MollyL - Aug 7, 2007 7:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 27, 2007

Super Foggy  Sucess!

For being such a lame hike I was hoping at least for a view - but no such luck...super dense fog and even some thunder and lightening! Fun climbing (I mean walking) with my friends anyway!

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