Hawksbill Climber's Log

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YEM - Jan 14, 2008 1:44 am

Love the View of Old Rag  Sucess!

I hit this on a hike along with Stony.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Dec 17, 2007 8:19 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 1993

Hike With Napping Toddler  Sucess!

I hiked this with wife, each of us with a 3 year old toddler in our packs.


Judd97 - Nov 18, 2007 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2006

Hawksbill Hike  Sucess!

Climbed with a group of friends from college. Nice, short hike to some good views at the top. Lucky enough to spot a bear and come EXTREMELY close to a pair of deer that totally disregarded us.


tioga - Oct 8, 2007 6:48 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2007

Bear Sighting  Sucess!

Climbed it via Whiteoak Canyon Trail to the Appalachian Trail, to the Hawksbill Summit Trail. On my way up the summit trail I watched a bear frolic in the woods about 25 yards away for nearly 10 minutes. Views were limited from the top because it was so hazy and humid.


vanman798 - Sep 30, 2007 2:29 pm

Been there, done that...

...now if I could only remember when! I'm guessing it was in the fall of 2003, but I don't say that with any certainty.


CheesySciFi - Sep 20, 2007 11:26 pm

Hawksbill with my mom  Sucess!

My mom and I did the Hawksbill Loop Trail in September 2006. It was really interesting to see the sun shining on Old Rag and Robertson Mountain covered in shadows only a couple of miles away.


Enapai - Sep 2, 2007 11:21 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2007

Route Climbed: From Upper Hawksbill Parking  Sucess!

Great views from the summit. Nice hike for my wife and I as we drove along Skyline Drive.

Jim Carr - Jun 26, 2007 6:48 pm

Always...  Sucess!

nice to get on top of something.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Apr 15, 2007 2:28 pm

Many times  Sucess!

Nice views, and nice place to be when you can get it when it's quiet. Weekdays from late fall through early spring are good for that.


Lips74 - Mar 13, 2007 4:32 am

Nice View during Autumn  Sucess!

Easy Hike, nice views.

Buz Groshong

Buz Groshong - Feb 12, 2007 1:41 am

Climbed it many times  Sucess!

Hawksbill is a nice hike from Skyline Drive. For a conditioning hike, I like to start at the lower Whiteoak Canyon parking lot and go up Cedar Run and then Hawksbill.


AirborneBuff - Jan 1, 2007 5:22 am Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2006

New Years Eve  Sucess!

Nice hike and lots of wind and fog at the top! Part of a long day spent in SNP.


tacoturner - Dec 26, 2006 6:53 am Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2006

Route Climbed: Hawksbill loop, from Hawksbill Gap Date Climbed: February 10, 2006  Sucess!

This was the first stop on a 6-day long loop through Shenandoah NP. It was a cold and dreary day, but the view allowed a misty view of what was in store.


csmcgranahan - Oct 30, 2006 4:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2006

Through the mist  Sucess!

Summited with my father-in-law Chuck from the upper trailhead. Everything above 2,500 feet was socked in with a light rain. We made it to the top pretty quickly on the good trail but had no views other than of clouds. The wind on the summit was pretty rough but not too bad on the rest of the hike due to heavy tree cover.

royswkr - Jul 31, 2006 10:09 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 1991

From Skyline Drive  Sucess!


SteveinFXBG - Nov 4, 2005 4:12 pm

Route Climbed: Hawksbill Loop Date Climbed: November 4, 2005  Sucess!

A gorgeous November Day. Got to the trailhead by 9 AM and started up. I never saw another person on the trail! The views were about the clearest I can remember seeing.


pingzingr - Jun 20, 2005 10:46 pm

Route Climbed: Upper Hawksbill Parking Lot Date Climbed: 19 June 2005  Sucess!

Nice little hike up the trail. Weather wasn't terribly cooperating with me. It was overcast all day long and looked like rain was going to come down.


elementalphotos - Sep 29, 2004 4:23 pm

Date Climbed: April 2, 2004  Sucess!

Hiked this after a fresh snow storm. The southern portion of the park had just opened 1pm that afternoon. Although it was around 4 pm when I started on this trail, I was the first one on it since the fresh snow. Very cool feeling to be the first one leaving my footprints in the snow.

Michael Crofford

Michael Crofford - Sep 13, 2004 3:24 pm

Date Climbed: July 3, 2004  Sucess!

fun climb


txmountaineer - Aug 7, 2004 2:11 am

Route Climbed: Hawksbill Trail Date Climbed: 25 May 2004  Sucess!

Hit the trail just before dusk, so I was treated to a wonderful sunset on the summit. I saw Mama Bear as well as 3 cubs on the way up and again heading down. We stayed out of each others' way, but it still made for a decent adrenaline rush!

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