Mount LeConte Climber's Log

Viewing: 1-20 of 94

Eleutheros - Mar 20, 2009 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2009

Clear Skies and Sunshine  Sucess!

Alum Cave Bluff trail. Spent about an hour lounging on the cliff tops in the sunshine. Clear skies in all directions.


JGHarrison - Jan 27, 2009 1:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2003

alum cave bluff trail  Sucess!

Brilliant hike with my whole family..Cant wait to go back

Ted Eliason

Ted Eliason - Jan 16, 2009 6:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 1998

Summit!  Sucess!

It's true. There is no escaping treeline back east


gbrady - Dec 7, 2008 3:46 pm Date Climbed: Oct 18, 2008

A must hike for GSMNP

Beautiful hike. Can't wait to hike it again.


MarkDidier - Jul 12, 2008 9:27 am Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2008

Another Great Day at Myrtle Point  Sucess!

While the Chimney Tops may be my favorite place in the park, the Alum Cave Trail is my favorite hike in the park.The views on the way up to LeConte are just outstanding. It was a clear day with excellent views from Myrtle Point.


captainbuuda - May 9, 2008 5:40 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2008

The long approach  Sucess!

The last mountain on a 30 mile loop starting at the Chimney Tops trailhead. Incredible hike along the boulevard trail. This mountain is a true monarch in a land of majestic mountains.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 21, 2008 4:32 pm

Long loop  Sucess!

I climbed this sometime during spring 1999 (I think). I recall doing a roughly 17-mile loop in a day and feeling tired of hiking by the end of it.


unclehud - Feb 3, 2008 9:38 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 2007

overnight at the Lodge  Sucess!

Up and down the Alum Cave trail. The Lodge is a very romantic site for couples who enjoy backpacking and camping. Sunset was good; sunrise was cloudy, I mean "Smoky."


GroundControl - Jan 13, 2008 10:26 am

Mount LeConte, March 2003  Sucess!

Great hike with my later to be wife (two years later)...this was apart of showing her many of the joys of hiking. BEAUTIFUL sunset on the hike from the summit.


friday - Jan 13, 2008 2:31 am Date Climbed: Jan 12, 2008

Well spent 36 hours  Sucess!

Arrived from Michigan at 3AM. Slept in car till 7:30AM. Left for summit right after using Rainbow Falls trail. Reached summit at 11:30. Descended at 12:30 via Bullhead Trail, reached car at 3:30PM. Arrived in Michigan 10 hours later. Great weekend. Weather was very clear, about 40'F or so at the summit. No snow, but traces of ice made the summit trails tricky.


eric-griz - Nov 17, 2007 10:27 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2006

A fun hike via Alum Cave Bluffs Trail  Sucess!

What a beautiful day I had on my hike up LeConte with my wife on her birthday. I don't think I will ever go back to Great Smoky Mountains National Park on a fall weekend, however.


MtnMagic - Oct 14, 2007 3:36 am

Alum Cave  Sucess!

Did this with my parents when I was 16. A nice hike.

Chad Couch

Chad Couch - Sep 14, 2007 3:07 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2007

Up via Rainbow Falls, down via Alum Cave Bluffs

My fifth time up LeConte, but the first time up via the Rainbow Falls trail/route. Marc, Brad and I got up this one in about 2:50. Great day, a lot less humid than the previous couple of days. A perfect hike other than the run-in with the vicious deer flies above the Falls.

Gerald BOX

Gerald BOX - Aug 31, 2007 7:48 pm

Good Times  Sucess!

Great hike, Sweet Views. Great conditions for December.


EverydayExplorer - Aug 23, 2007 12:28 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2007

Good work out  Sucess!

I went up the Rainbow Falls trail which is a very nice hike up but highly recommend going down the Bull Run trail because it is much easier on the knees. It is a good training hike though it is long and the down hike feels like it takes forever. I will do it again sometime but only because it is a hell of a work out.


wyattw - Aug 14, 2007 6:32 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2007

Alum Cave Trail  Sucess!

Great hike. Nice weather. Myrtle point is my favorite eastern lookout to date.


StarMan - Aug 9, 2007 8:39 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2004

via the Alum Cave Trail

Plenty of snow above 5500 ft!

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Jul 19, 2007 10:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 1994

An awesome day hike  Sucess!

Hiked Alum Bluff to Arch rock to summit. Nice vistas from Myrtle point - good place to stop and enjoy endless succession of mountain ridges. Snow on top. Came down via Boulevard, Jumpoff and AT to Newfound Gap for a taxing but killer day hike.


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

Rainbow falls trail  Sucess!

Hiked up Rainbow Falls trail.


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.

Viewing: 1-20 of 94
Return to 'Mount LeConte' main page