Mount LeConte Climber's Log

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KevinEldon

KevinEldon - May 29, 2007 5:33 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

Rainbow falls trail  Sucess!

Hiked up Rainbow Falls trail.

Theonestar

Theonestar - May 28, 2007 6:35 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

An awesome trek  Sucess!

I loved this hike (alum cave). Though the summit was not truly picture of the week worthy, the views were outstanding, and wandering around the lodge was pretty cool.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Apr 20, 2007 1:56 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 1997

Sunny and beautiful  Sucess!

Fantastic up here. Krumholtz trees, the works. Climbed via Alum Caves Bluffs. Icy, though - a little freaky.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Apr 20, 2007 10:24 am Date Climbed: Nov 8, 1996

Rainbow Falls Freeze  Sucess!

Well, hiked in a snow cloud, but it was still nice.

bolojm

bolojm - Apr 2, 2007 7:02 am Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2007

Double "summit"  Sucess!

Solo trip, up Rainbow Falls trail in 2:30, down Alum Cave trail, back up Alum Cave Trail (1:30). Lunch at Cliff Tops, then a very slow descent down the Rainbow Falls trail. Great day! The Alum Cave trail was very busy, but I didn't see a soul until my first walk by the Lodge. Tagged the true summit on the second ascent of the day, just to make it official.

J.Iannotti

J.Iannotti - Feb 26, 2007 4:19 pm Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2007

Mt. Leconte  Sucess!

From the Alum Cave Route

gwave47

gwave47 - Nov 20, 2006 5:17 am Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006

Icy Trail  Sucess!

Via the Alum Cave Trail... The trail was very icy in the dicey areas. Had to hold onto the cable tightly on the way up around 9 am... by the time we came down that afternoon luckily a good bit had melted... but not enough to keep my wife, myself, and just about everyone else we passed from taking a spill

lindasyh

lindasyh - Nov 10, 2006 5:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2000

Nice hike

with my husband and brother-in-law.

Michael Hoyt

Michael Hoyt - Nov 9, 2006 1:08 am Date Climbed: Sep 13, 2000

Nice Hike  Sucess!

A nice easy hike with my wife and brother.

Thomas Beasley

Thomas Beasley - Nov 3, 2006 4:34 am Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2006

Afternoon Summit - Alum Caves  Sucess!

Arrived at Mount Leconte at 2pm after driving from Asheville. Reached the summit at 4pm by way of the Alum Caves trail. Got some candy from a very nice lady hiking down the trail. Ran over and checked out the other peaks; Cliff Top etc. Returned to the car by 5:30pm. A very enjoyable hike to finish out my extended weekend.

Koonsy

Koonsy - Jul 9, 2006 3:52 pm

Route: Alum Cave  Sucess!

First summit of 2005. Had great conditions and sweet views from the top. Couldn't ask for anything else.

EManBevHills

EManBevHills - Jun 16, 2006 1:08 am Date Climbed: Nov 26, 1974

Archival Trip  Sucess!

Brings back fond memories

e-doc

e-doc - Jan 26, 2006 8:53 pm

Route Climbed: Rainbow Falls, Alum Cave, Boulevard Date Climbed: multiple

In the winter, the shelter is one cold and windy place. Met some backpackers from Atlanta in shelter, freezing their butts off.

Livelife4Summits

Livelife4Summits - Jan 6, 2006 2:36 am

Route Climbed: Boulevard Date Climbed: March 12, 2003  Sucess!

Well..this was a sort of a culmination of a long week in the Smokies....we had fun and met some wild and crazy people doing the AT...

vbc285

vbc285 - Dec 3, 2005 4:25 pm

Route Climbed: Alum Cave Trail Date Climbed: July, 1996  Sucess!

GReat Day Hike. Ran into a Bear on the way down!

Alcas24

Alcas24 - Nov 3, 2005 1:52 am

Route Climbed: Boulevard Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2005  Sucess!

Climbed solo on my birthday in conjunction with Kephart and Charlies Bunion. Started at Newfound Gap and used Boulevard and AT. Quite a bit of snow on the trail and did not see a soul the entire day, extremely rare for the Smokies. As a bonus, saw 3 elk while driving out of the park towards Cherokee. A most excellent birthday.

kckahne9 - Sep 29, 2005 5:46 pm

Route Climbed: alum cave Date Climbed: sept. '05  Sucess!

My first solo hike to LeConte, I went up as a crew guest since I will be working on the mountain next season. I have hiked LeConte 4x now and everytime has something different to offer. I'm so blessed to have grown up here!!

M.Whitt--East Tn.

davis13

davis13 - Jul 31, 2005 8:56 am

Route Climbed: Alum Bluff Caves Date Climbed: Twice in the 90's  Sucess!

Climbed once in the summer with my Dad and once in the winter with my little brother. I consider both 2 of my all time favorite hikes.

Cortez

Cortez - Jul 20, 2005 10:34 am

Route Climbed: Alum Cave Date Climbed: October 31, 1999  Sucess!

A scary Halloween climb.

The foliage at lower elevations was remarkable. The air was crisp and damp. Camped at the shelter near the summit. Great hike!

This was Jennifer's first Southern Sixer



Hiking Party:

Michael Booker

Jennifer Booker

Steve Color



pingzingr

pingzingr - Jun 16, 2005 3:18 am

Route Climbed: Alum Cave Bluff Trail Date Climbed: 1982  Sucess!

First hike ever. Did this with my father and grandfather when I was four years old. I guess this is where I got hooked :) Don't really remember too much except that we ran into a couple of black bears and stayed at the shelter on top of the mountain and based on the pictures it has changed. Back then it was just the stone and chain link.

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