Mount LeConte Climber's Log

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ZachStone

ZachStone - Jul 6, 2009 2:31 pm

Nice walk  Sucess!

snowy

maddie77777

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.

VermontMike

VermontMike - May 16, 2009 1:04 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2008

Quieter than Clingman's!  Sucess!

Alum Cave Trail is a gem of a hike in the Smokies . . . probably even better when the rhododendrons are blooming. Would love to stay at the lodge some time!

Hotoven

Hotoven - Apr 16, 2009 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2009

Good for Kite Flying on Bluffs!  Sucess!

Alum Cave Bluff trail. Great hike to do. Had no view at top, but once we got on the bluffs, I broke out my kite and it flew to new heights!

Eleutheros

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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