Mount LeConte Climber's Log

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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.

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 - 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 - Feb 26, 2007 4:19 pm Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2007

Mt. Leconte  Sucess!

From the Alum Cave Route


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

Archival Trip  Sucess!

Brings back fond memories


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 - 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 - 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 - 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.

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