Mount Mitchell Climber's Log

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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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.


bkplemmons - Dec 28, 2009 2:19 am

Home Field Advantage  Sucess!

Hike to the top at least once a year.


xDoogiex - Nov 24, 2009 7:26 pm Date Climbed: Sep 21, 2009

HP #3  Sucess!

rained the whole time. one of maybe 2 people at the campground. only one on the trail. i learned never to wear jeans in the rain while mountaineering. small part of the trail looked like a lake that was over a foot deep. had to walk through plants and over a fallen tree. couldn't see 30 feet ahead of me on the summit. otherwise it was still a cool time.

zapacoman - Oct 25, 2009 2:05 pm Date Climbed: Oct 23, 2009

5 Peak Day Hike  Sucess!

I hiked Mt. Mitchell along with Mt Craig, Big Tom, Balsams Cone, & Cattail Peak (from Black Mtn. Campground). It's a 17.5 mile loop, so leave at least 9.5 hours.

Take: -Mt. Mitchell Trail to Mt. Mitchell peak
-Deep Gap Trail to Cattail peak
-Double back to Big Tom Gap
-Right onto Buncombe Horse Trail
-Left back down Mt. Mitchell Trail
-$1 shower @ Black Mtn. Campground (you will stink by this point)

Have fun and leave me a reply if you take this route!


EverydayExplorer - Sep 2, 2009 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2007

Good Hike  Sucess!

It is a really nice hike.


osatrik - Jul 19, 2009 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 1987

Family visit in 1987 - my 26th SHP  Sucess!

Number 26 of my 49 state high points. This was my daughter Vanessa's #25, and Hillary and Holly's #12.


jeffh25 - Jul 14, 2009 4:23 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

Hp # 12  Sucess!

Pretty cloudy that morning but a great Highpoint and a neat place. The Blue Ridge pkwy is gorgeous. Mitchell and Clingman's Dome really are amazing for the East.

Patrick B

Patrick B - Jul 8, 2009 9:44 am Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2009

9th HP!  Sucess!

Hiked up from Black Mountain (?) campground with my family to the summit. The amount of tourists that had driven up annoyed me. urg. Great hike though.

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