Mount LeConte Climber's Log

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mickmeister - Dec 25, 2012 12:22 am Date Climbed: Jul 13, 2012

Great Training Mountain  Sucess!

LeConte is an awesome mountain for training for other climbs. I used it to training for Kilimanjaro and for the rockies. I climbed the Rainbow Falls trail on LeConte 5 straight days on the second week of July as my final test for Kilimanjaro.


omegaxx - Dec 11, 2012 1:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2009

Alum Cave Trail  Sucess!

The rhododendrons along the way were incredible. It was like hiking in an aerial garden.


TiogaBradford - Nov 25, 2012 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2010

Beautiful Fall Day  Sucess!

Great hike via Alum Cave Trail, and one of the best mountains I've climbed in the southeast. Loved it!


Ruvicha - Aug 20, 2012 8:09 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2010

LeConte Loop  Sucess!

Up the Boulevard Trail, down the Alum Cave Trail. The hike affords spectacular views of the Great Smokies.


CoreyBurba - Jul 30, 2012 9:34 am

Alum Cave Trail  Sucess!

Wonderful day hike in the Smoky Mountains!

CMStinson - May 21, 2012 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2008

scratching an itch  Sucess!

A great hike/climb. See my trip report.


buzzdainer - May 13, 2012 1:57 am Date Climbed: May 9, 2012

Styx Branch  Sucess!

Bushwhacked up to Myrtle Point via Styx Branch. Some lovely cascades and a fight through thick rhododendrons.


rasgoat - Feb 1, 2012 5:33 pm

Fog  Sucess!

Interesting trail tho.


WDW4 - Jan 9, 2012 9:48 am Date Climbed: May 1, 2006

Good Hike  Sucess!

Good hike.


jaxcharlie - Jun 1, 2011 2:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2010

Training Hike  Sucess!

Nice training hike from Rainbow Fall's trailhead. Beautiful Sunny day until we arrived at the top, and then again shortly after we left the top!


mlandau3 - Jan 5, 2011 7:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2006

Via The AT And The Boulevard  Sucess!

Didn't see a soul once we left the AT


RamblinWreck - Sep 19, 2010 2:08 am

Snow shoes?  Sucess!

Hiked up from Alum Cave Bluff with snow still falling, the top had 3+ feet, hiking = post-holing, great and majestic view though


CheesySciFi - Jul 15, 2010 2:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2010

Wanted to climb for years  Sucess!

My first try was on the Trillium Gap Trail in May 2006, when I was forced back by thunderstorms. The rangers told me that current road closures would add about 5 miles to the Trillium Gap hike. So I decided on the Alum Cave Trail.

Yesterday was a gorgeous day in the Smokies. It was a great hike to LeConte Lodge and then on to the true summit and Cliff Tops. I hope to stay at the Lodge sometime in the future.


chilkoot - Jul 11, 2010 9:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2010

My daughter's first backpacking trip  Sucess!

Took my two kids, 8 and 11, up the Alum Cave Trail and spent the night at the shelter. Had the whole place to ourselves except for the deer that kept coming by and ripping up the grass around the shelter all night. My son has done overnights before, but this was my daughter's first and she really loved it. Enjoyed sunset from Cliff Top and sunrise (or lack thereof due to a cloud that settled in overnight) from the overlook on High Top.


mattdalman - Oct 20, 2009 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2009

1st snow of '09-'10 season  Sucess!

Hiked the Alum Cave route. The snow made for a beautiful day even though there weren't a lot of views.


sprosseda - Oct 6, 2009 7:07 am Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1996

My training mountain for out west  Sucess!

I have to date (4/18/14) been to the top of Mt LeConte 97 times. This involved over 1,340 miles and 350,400 feet vertical gain and descent. I have done most possible trail combinations, in all seasons and weather conditions, including 3 different kinds of 5,000+ ft vertical / 20 mile day hikes, and some bushwhack routes. This is one of my favorite southern mountains. I also use it for training before going out west to do mountaineering.


PhenomenalWoman - Aug 1, 2009 12:27 am Date Climbed: Mar 17, 2009

Sunny Day!  Sucess!

Sunny and breathtaking summit. Climbed with Eleutheros up the Alum Cave Trail.


ZachStone - Jul 6, 2009 2:31 pm

Nice walk  Sucess!



maddie77777 - Jun 28, 2009 2:48 pm Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2009

Foggy, but a nice hike  Sucess!

I wasn't aware that you need to hike in the afternoon to wait for the smoke in the Smokies to burn off, so now I'll have to try this one again. Nice hike, though, and the lodges near the top are pretty nice.

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - May 23, 2009 11:55 pm

Gorgeous Mountain  Sucess!

Did most of the trails on this one in the 70s. Hope to go back.

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