Hawksbill Climber's Log

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b. - Sep 4, 2003 12:54 pm

Route Climbed: AT from the Parkway Date Climbed: October 1997  Sucess!

My only mountain east of the Mississippi! Unless you count a couple of hills in Northern Alabama (which I don't). My friends the Gallaway brothers took me on this trip during concurrent trips East to see family. A rain-turned-ice storm put about 2" of ice chunks on the trail from the trees. It was like a crystal forest! We did 15 miles of the AT through the park, climbing Hawksbill on the way. Just when I got up to pace it was over. Still a great hike, especially the beer stops!

shanrickv

shanrickv - Jun 24, 2003 8:58 pm

Route Climbed: National Park Trail (Not the fire road) Date Climbed: May 1999  Sucess!

I hiked to top with my 70 year old father and my 7 year old son. We thought my wife, mother and 4 year old daughter, who were behind us, turned around well into the hike. However, the three of them made it to the top about 45 minutes behind us. My daughter went down on my shoulders! Not a difficult hike and well worth the excellent views.

tjburr

tjburr - Jun 24, 2003 10:10 am

Route Climbed: North Trail Date Climbed: June 22, 2003  Sucess!

The upward hike took us about 25 minutes including two or three brief stops to look at whitetail deer and blooming mountain laurels. The trail is moderately steep, but in good condition with a few rocky areas. The late afternoon temperature was a cool 67 degrees with a light breeze and thermals rising up from Shenandoah Valley. This was my first mountain in Virginia and well worth the hike! - TJ Burr, Author of "Rocky Mountain Adventure Collection", The Tales of a Colorado Mountaineer.

Jerry L

Jerry L - Apr 26, 2003 4:43 am

Date Climbed: 04-21-03  Sucess!

Easy hike with nice views.

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