Mount Craig Climber's Log

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nayrb - May 25, 2007 8:25 am Date Climbed: May 23, 2007

From Mitchell Summit  Sucess!

Summitted w/ my friend Bill. Clouds hit the top of the mountain every once & awhile. Trail is currently being repaired from Mitchell summit. Good views of the "J" that makes up the Black Mountain range. Tagged ("Big Tom") too ... which is a smaller summit 15 minutes from Mount Craig.


NavySeabee - Mar 12, 2007 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 10, 2007

Route Climbed: Black Mountain Crest Trail to Mt. Mitchell, Mt. Craig, Big Tom, Balsams Cone, Cattail Peak and Potato Hill  Sucess!

This was Peak 2 of 6 in my Southern Sixer Six Pack. Check out my trip report on the Mount Mitchell page.

Thomas Beasley

Thomas Beasley - Nov 3, 2006 4:23 am Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2006

Morning Trail Run  Sucess!

Went for a little morning trail run on the Deer Gap Trail. Hit Mount Craig and Big Tom.


GAHikerGirl - Apr 20, 2006 9:57 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2005

Nice and Easy...  Sucess!

A nice, easy summit.


TomSellick - Aug 31, 2005 6:39 pm

Route Climbed: Black Mountain Crest Trail Date Climbed: September 2003  Sucess!

Have done this as part of a backpacking trip but it's one of my favorite dayhikes if I'm near the Asheville area.


Cortez - Aug 25, 2005 10:27 am

Route Climbed: Black Mountain Crest Trail Date Climbed: June 4 2005  Sucess!

My wife Jennifer and I hiked Mt. Craig early in the summer on our traverse of the Black Mountain Crest Trail which begins at the Mt. Mitchell picnic area. This continuously rolling, steep and slippery trail (especially past Deep Gap) hits 7 named Southern Sixers (Mt. Mitchell, Mt. Craig, Balsam Cone, Cattail Peak/Potato Knob, Winter Star Mountain, Gibbs Mt. & Celo Knob).

The views on this were some of the best on the east coast. Late spring & early summer are good times to attempt a traverse of the North Carolina Blacks. The wildflowers at this time are showing their colors, the ferns are unrolling & the Balsam forests are alive with all kinds of wildlife. Also, the brutal heat and humidity that characterize summer in the South usually does not set in, in earnest until mid-June.


Tbacon251 - Aug 21, 2005 10:18 pm

Route Climbed: Deep Gap Date Climbed: 08-20-05  Sucess!

It was raining and I had no view. Good climb though.


gwave47 - May 31, 2005 4:58 pm

Route Climbed: 19 mile loop, from the Black Mountain Campground up the Mt. Mitchell trail to the summit of Mt. Mitchell, then Deep Gap Trail to Summits of Mt. Craig, Big Tom, Balsams Cone, and Cattails Peak, down Colbert Ridge Trail, hike back through to  Sucess!

Mt. Craig had some great views and was a fun experience. The 19 mile loop was long and tiring but Mt. Craig was a highlight of it. Check out my trip report on the Mt. Mitchell page.


petersbike - Mar 17, 2005 5:37 pm

Route Climbed: black mountain crest trail Date Climbed: 1996  Sucess!

Did this as my first hiking trip when I moved to NC. Great views from the ridge if it is clear.

Steve Gruhn - Jan 26, 2005 11:06 pm

Route Climbed: From Mitchell Date Climbed: March 1988  Sucess!

Nice walk.


BobSmith - Nov 11, 2004 10:42 am

Route Climbed: Deep Gap Trail. Date Climbed: 11-10-2004  Sucess!

This was my first climb of Mount Craig. The weather was perfect for this time of the year. It was cool, but not too cold. I encountered just a few patches of ice. The deep balsam forests in the gaps were chilly, but the exposed peaks were comfortable until the sun began to set and the wind picked up. One of the most spectacular peaks in the southern US. Even more impressive than the nearby, and higher, Mount Mitchell.

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