Mount Craig Climber's Log

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Joel Hopper

Joel Hopper - Aug 12, 2012 8:58 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Great day  Sucess!

Black Mountain to Mt Mitchell then on to Mount Craig - 6647', Big Tom - 6580', Balsam Cone 6596', and Cattail Peak 6584'. About a 16 mile day. It was muddy and cloudy, but not cold.


chilkoot - Aug 9, 2012 10:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 21, 2012

2nd time  Sucess!

Climbed it first in 1990. This was the second time, on a hike to Deep Gap with my kids.Just goofing around on a road trip and checking out some new 6000 footers.

Musisca - May 6, 2012 4:32 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2012

Ridge hike  Sucess!

Started at the mt Mitchell parking lot. One of four peaks along the way


kteichert - Nov 3, 2011 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Nov 3, 2011

combo #5  Sucess!

2nd birthday in a row spent here on the East Coast hiking in the Appalachian Mountains. Did this one with Mt. Mitchell, Big Tom, and others along the Deep Gap trail. A little chilly, and windy, but a beautiful day nonetheless.


damgaard - Nov 2, 2011 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2011

superb views  Sucess!

Drove to the top of Mitchell with "the old folks" and my brother. Frost in the trees made an awesome scenery. Hiked to Mt. Craig and Big Tom and back.

riblet - Aug 25, 2011 10:03 am Date Climbed: Nov 13, 2010

Black Mountain Crest Trail  Sucess!

Black Mountain Crest Trail from Mount Mitchell to Deep Gap.


rockrat2 - Aug 10, 2011 7:48 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

From Mitchell  Sucess!

After climbing Mitchell from Black Mtn Campground (11-12 miles rnd trip), short hike over to Craig summit, nice view and beautiful day.


Chinigo - Jun 21, 2011 7:41 pm Date Climbed: May 16, 2009

From Mt Mitchell  Sucess!

From Mt Mitchell, it's a nice hike on the crest.


mlandau3 - Jan 5, 2011 7:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2004

One Of My Favorite Hikes In The Blacks  Sucess!

To Deep Gap and back


Spindle - Nov 29, 2010 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2010

Part of the day  Sucess!

After Mt. Michell. Lovely, easy hike.


rgg - Nov 16, 2010 7:57 pm

From Mt Mitchell  Sucess!

After the busy summit of Mt Mitchell, I wanted a quieter experience and found it on nearby Mt Craig.


Eleutheros - Oct 16, 2010 6:10 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2010

The Easy Way Too...  Sucess!

Climbed this with my dog "Bear" on a 4-mile jaunt from Mount Mitchell. Hope to come back and hike the whole Black Mountain crest when I have a weekend. Sunny and cool.


MarkDidier - Jun 17, 2010 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010

The Easy Way...  Sucess!

Climbed from the Deep Gap Trailhead near Mt. Mitchell. The trail was muddy with plenty of slick rocks due to all the recent rain. We had partially clear skies to Mt. Craig and then the low lying clouds took over so we decided to shorten our day and stopped shortly after Balsam Cone.


argothor - May 31, 2010 8:19 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2010

hiked after Mitchell  Sucess!

Hiked the 1.4 miles along the ridge line that separates Mitchell from Craig. Beautiful hike through the spruce woods. Pretty easy "strenuous" hike. It had been quite cloudy, but the clouds lifted so we had some nice views.


sprosseda - Oct 6, 2009 7:12 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1997

Beautiful peak  Sucess!

This beautiful, high, cone peak has a great view. Amazing scenic sub-alpine area in the south.


Koonsy - Jul 7, 2009 1:01 am

Crest Trail  Sucess!

Easy little hike along the ridge. Cool views


peakrat76 - Jun 2, 2009 4:42 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2009

Deep Gap to Cattail  Sucess!

Best view along the ridge from Craig to Cattail. The clouds parted long enough on our return trip for some nice panoramas. Fun peak.


Redwic - May 27, 2009 2:18 am Date Climbed: May 23, 2009

My Namesake Peak...  Sucess!

Considering this peak shares my first name, I kept telling people that I would summit it even if it were in terrible weather conditions. Both things came true: I summited the peak and the weather took a nasty turn... raining hitting me sideways. However, my GPS device and map showed Big Tom only a short distance away so I continued on to there before turning around. Plus, I had already summited Mount Mitchell shortly beforehand.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 12, 2009 7:22 pm Date Climbed: May 12, 2009

Route: Black Mountain Crest Trail  Sucess!

After visiting Mt. Mitchell, we headed out on the Black Mountain Crest Trail to Cattail Peak & back. Beautiful weather. We loved the views, but certainly (since we live in an arid area) we really enjoy the rain forest.

Partner: Husband.


cgwalters - Apr 12, 2009 12:59 pm Date Climbed: Apr 11, 2009

making the loop

Crossed (rain, mist and sleet) on my loop---12 hrs. 1 hr to Horse Rock trail, then up, over to the Bowlen's Creek end of Ridge Crest Trail, turned and went to Mitchell, before coming back to Deep Gap, down most of Colbert's Ridge, and then 'bushwack' to Locust Creek and White Oak Creek.

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