Max Patch Climber's Log

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Sarah Simon - Sep 27, 2015 4:30 pm Date Climbed: Sep 24, 2015

AT NoBo   Sucess!

Wow!ehat a delicious break from the dense tree and dark Appalachian forest! We hung out here for a while, but knew we couldn't stay forever / on to Walnut Mtn Shelter! Amazing views. Enjoyed the kite fliers, surprised the locals didn't quite know what to do with stinky backpackers on "their" mountain.


islandborn11 - Apr 9, 2011 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2006

Cool stop in the middle of nowhere  Sucess!

Easy to remember because it was the morning of my 31st birthday. It was clear and fairly warm but the black flies at the top were highly annoying. Awesome views.


mlandau3 - Feb 19, 2011 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2011

Great Views  Sucess!

Outstanding views of the northern Smokies and the Blacks - a clear day with a big snow patch below the top.


eric-griz - Nov 26, 2007 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2000

No views.  Sucess!

It was long day. I hiked a marathon 26.2 miles the day I ascended Max Patch. Part of my 2000 AT thru-hike.


jvarholak - Mar 4, 2007 7:13 pm

AT thru hike

during 1976 AT thru hike.....great lunch spot....balds are cool


Rockman - Aug 30, 2006 4:05 am Date Climbed: Apr 4, 1998

k  Sucess!

Not sure on the exact date but crossed the patch along the AT.


Cortez - Aug 26, 2006 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2006

Max Patch in August via the AT  Sucess!

What a great place to watch the sunset! Max Patch is also a spectacular place to see the stars on a clear Carolina night. If you visit between late July & mid August you will be able to dine on wild blueberries & juicy blackberries...yummy!


big_g - Jun 4, 2006 5:25 pm Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2000

:(  Sucess!

I was looking forward to the views but it was just unpleasant wind, drizzle, chilly temps, and no views. So I didn't linger...


dwhike - Apr 28, 2006 2:15 pm

Loop from the Parking Lot  Sucess!

Been up there a bunch of times with the family. My kids had a ball building a snowman on the summit last December. A great peak but it can get a bit busy in the summer.


e-doc - Jan 3, 2006 7:38 pm

Route Climbed: AT Date Climbed: multiple  Sucess!

This is a gorgeous place. Outstanding views; the Blacks, Roan, eastern Smokies, Tennessee Bluff, Sandymush. To think that in days of old, the summit of Max Patch was used as a landing strip for planes!

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