Mount Mitchell Climber's Log

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KellyGoat

KellyGoat - Jan 16, 2019 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2018

Testing out my new bionic hip  Sucess!

I began my hike from the very remote and hard to find Black Mountain Campground. Sleeping in my rooftop tent I could hear the babble of the brook next to my camping spot. The hike to the summit was 12.3 miles round trip and 3,763' elevation gain. Sleep was earned.

pinkandgeek - Jan 15, 2019 6:33 am Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2019

New Year  Sucess!

Old Mitchell Trail to Buncombe Horse Trail for extra mile out to get view of Mt Mitchell; retrace back to Old Mitchell & complete summit hike. Weather: 0800 39F at hikers parking, 37F at summit 4 hrs later with 25mph wind.

mzelasko - Jan 13, 2019 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2016

Mitchell via Black Mountain Crest Trail  Sucess!

Mount Mitchell the more difficult way starts with a good 3k ft ascent. Completed as training for Kilimanjaro while on the east coast. Overnight 1 night. Under-appreciated need for careful water management.

Clubbox42

Clubbox42 - Dec 22, 2018 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2018

Mitchell ('18)  Sucess!

My first State HP, quite nice if extremely easy. No views as the peak was socked in, it made for a cool atmosphere though. Nice area, pretty forests on the way up and a neat summit tower and marker. This is also the most prominent and isolated peak I've done to-date. Good hike, would recommend

billydheyhey

billydheyhey - Nov 16, 2018 2:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2017

HP #31!  Sucess!

Most people hike this, but I was very limited for time trying to catch the eclipse in Nashville, so I drove here in the early morning.

What was most notable was that I saw a black bear driving down!

FreitagOne3 - Oct 7, 2018 8:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2018

Glad I brought rain gear!  Sucess!

It is funny how peak bagging works. This trip started with "Lets hike Mount Mitchell", but we all know that that is not how it ends. So we flew into Atlanta, drove to Brasstown Bald, stayed in Asheville, hiked Clingmans Dome, Sassafras, Brasstown Bald, and finally on the last day in the rain Mount Mitchell. Although there was no view and it was seasonally cold it gave us all the reason more to celebrate the summit. In summation, Three days, 4 high points, over 30 miles.

TravelinDaLida - Jul 27, 2018 5:17 am Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2017

Birthday high point  Sucess!

Easy walk to the top

wildfam

wildfam - Jun 30, 2018 4:40 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2018

HP #24  Sucess!

Loved the Blue Ridge Parkway. Windy and cloudy and cool enough for a jacket up at the summit.

marciamallow

marciamallow - May 26, 2018 1:16 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2011

HP #13  Sucess!

Lovely drive along the BlueRidge Pkwy

BaxleyClimber

BaxleyClimber - May 23, 2018 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2017

Fun Hike  Sucess!

The Black Mountains are beautiful.

Nate Baxley

Nate Baxley - May 20, 2018 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 12, 2017

NateBaxley  Sucess!

Climbed on a fall break trip to NC.

Kristalea

Kristalea - Apr 17, 2018 1:22 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2017

Highpoint #15  Sucess!

Foggy and cold day so visibility was bad but happy to scratch of another Six-Pack!

Joelam

Joelam - Apr 16, 2018 3:35 am Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2017

Mount Mitchell #11  Sucess!

Tackled the highest point East of the Mississippi.

NonaRider

NonaRider - Mar 29, 2018 10:58 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2000

Peak #16 [NonaRider]  Sucess!

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Wilbur

Wilbur - Mar 20, 2018 1:32 am

Mt Mitchell trail

Have hiked the trails around Mt Mitchell a few times while living in WNC

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jan 15, 2018 7:07 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2016

4 Peaks  Sucess!

With Mount Craig, Clingmans Dome & Mount Collins.

Walkoutnow

Walkoutnow - Oct 8, 2017 6:11 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2017

Highest east of the Mississippi  Sucess!

Last of a HP trip to appalachia. Was pouring rain the entire day. Soaking wet up top, no views, but still glad I was able to make it -- was turned away a year ago with road closures. HP #26. Gonna have to come back to this area for VA and KY, but not a bad problem to have, especially in the fall!

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Oct 7, 2017 7:16 pm Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2017

Mitchell!  Sucess!

Mystery Science Theatre 3000 reference. Sunny and 70s with a cool breeze. From the second row of the parking lot.

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Sep 3, 2017 8:04 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2017

Trail run from Black Mountain Campground  Sucess!

Pretty wet & muddy. Nice cool day, no clouds on top. ~3hrs RT.

corsair

corsair - Jul 17, 2017 12:14 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2017

Old Mitchell Trail  Sucess!

Climbed via the Old Mitchell Trail. A fun, technical, though short, hike on a beautiful summer day. The summit had clear weather and 65 degree temps, so it was unusual from what I have heard!

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