Mount Mitchell Climber's Log

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riblet - Apr 26, 2011 1:07 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2011

From the valley  Sucess!

Climbed the long way from Black Mountains Campground up the Mitchell trail. Only saw six people on the trail either coming or going, but saw 50+ at the top.

islandborn11

islandborn11 - Apr 2, 2011 2:33 am Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2009

My first HP is a classic  Sucess!

I trudged through snow for two hours on my wife's birthday (and got in mucho trouble later for affected negligence)but it was totally worth it. Nice trail, great views, and almost complete solitude. I hope to hike this one many times over and hit some of the neighboring peaks as well.

KevinStumpf

KevinStumpf - Mar 29, 2011 7:04 am

LOOKING FORWARD

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO HIKING THIS MOUNTAIN AFTER I RETURN FROM AFGHANISTAN!

ZeeJay

ZeeJay - Jan 29, 2011 10:14 am Date Climbed: Sep 17, 1998

Nice hike  Sucess!

With lesdubois. Took the Mt Mitchell Trail from the Black Mt. Recreation area. Few people on the trail, but lots of people on the summit.

mlandau3

mlandau3 - Jan 3, 2011 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 20, 2004

Several Times  Sucess!

Climbed after hiking from the parking lot to Deep Gap and back.

mlandau3

mlandau3 - Jan 3, 2011 6:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2004

Several Times  Sucess!

Climbed after hiking from the parking lot to Deep Gap and back.

Spindle

Spindle - Nov 29, 2010 2:44 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2010

Pretty day  Sucess!

On a dayhike. Craig and Big Tom included.

rgg

rgg - Nov 16, 2010 7:52 pm

The easy way   Sucess!

June 2002, in my early days as a hiker, I drove along the Parkway and hiked lots of trails. This one was a doddle, but worth the views.

kteichert

kteichert - Nov 5, 2010 10:39 am Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2010

HP #21  Sucess!

Favorite highpoint of the trip by far!! Absolutely loved the drive. The trees were frosted from an earlier storm and it was really windy and super cold on top. I was also surprised to see the resting spot of Elisha Mitchell. I don't know why I never ran across that info. But I'm super jealous he gets to be buried on top a mountain he loves.

JCarlson

JCarlson - Oct 10, 2010 8:49 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2010

Cooking...  Sucess!

Easter backpacking trip with RamblinWreck. Hiked up the southern side trail. Last time I bring crappy food on a lazy trip.

RamblinWreck

RamblinWreck - Sep 19, 2010 2:04 am Date Climbed: Apr 4, 2010

Nice Easter Sunday Sunrise  Sucess!

Spent Easter up in God's creation, still had some solid snow on the ground with some fairly large snow drifts (for NC). The "climb" up and down was nice and clear, great hike.

BadgerSummitSeeker

BadgerSummitSeeker - Aug 1, 2010 4:23 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2010

HP # 20  Sucess!

Awesome drive in to Mt. Mitchell SP. Drove up to the parking lot and took the short trail up to the summit. Kind of a gray day but there were still great views and it actually made some of the pictures more interesting. Loved the rhododendrons which were just starting to bloom. Photo-ops everywhere! Can't wait to come back and hike more of the trails when I have more time. This was # 3 of 6 State HPs I did in a 3 day span.

NJTripper

NJTripper - Jun 28, 2010 2:22 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010

Another one down..  Sucess!

Drove up to lot at top... but did my obligatory 1000 ft climb down (Sea-to-Summit) then back to the top.... (Was foggy and cold... no real view to be had...)

ytimk

ytimk - Jun 28, 2010 8:38 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2010

Great Trip!  Sucess!

Hiked up from the Black Mountain Campground on a very hot North Carolina day. Stayed at the Mount Mitchell Campground and hiked down the next day.

Great views on two beautiful days.

Judd97

Judd97 - Jun 15, 2010 9:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2010

State HP #6  Sucess!

Hiked up from Black Mountain campground, where I was camped for the weekend. Great weather and an awesome hike. Lots of people at the top, but only saw one or two people on the actual trail.

highlandvillager

highlandvillager - Jun 7, 2010 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 2, 2010

Old Mitchell in a downpour  Sucess!

I hiked up the Old Mitchell Trail from near the restaurant in a complete downpour with another hiker from Boone, NC. We couldn't see anything from the top. The rain stopped by the time I got back down. My rain gear had kept the rain out, but held in the sweat, so I was still soaked. HP27

argothor

argothor - May 31, 2010 8:16 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2010

One tough hike  Sucess!

Drove up to the lower parking lot, walked up some steps to the upper parking lot, walked past the concession stand than made the final push up the paved walkway to the summit. Beautiful scenery even in the cloudy, gray day. Missed seeing the rhododendrons in bloom however.

sgb02d

sgb02d - May 4, 2010 10:18 am Date Climbed: Apr 28, 2010

Beautiful  Sucess!

Hiked up 2 miles from the ranger station on the old mitchell trail. Highest mountain east of the mississippi river and the best view I have seen so far.

Vasler

Vasler - Mar 29, 2010 2:29 am Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

East of the mississip  Sucess!

Got to the top and there were at least 50 state troopers and Miss North Carolina to boot. That road really lets anyone up, but I also saw a family carry their grandfather up to the tower as part of his life's wish.

IHaveArrived

IHaveArrived - Jan 20, 2010 3:11 am Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2009

HP #17  Sucess!

I had planned on hiking the trail from the restaurant, but after high pointing in Georgia and South Carolina earlier in the day and too much sightseeing along the Bluegrass Highway, I once again ran out of time, so I highpointed from the parking lot. Mount Mitchell and the surrounding area of Asheville are beautiful areas. I'll definitely be back.

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