Mount Mitchell Climber's Log

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petersbike

petersbike - Dec 13, 2003 2:29 pm

Route Climbed: mt mitchell trail Date Climbed: 1996/may  Sucess!

Initially hiked trail from black mountain campground.Continued on the Black Mountain Crest Trail Hitting Mt Craig,Mt Tom and others over six thousand feet. Have also biked up the road to the summit of Mitchell numerous times starting from Marion .Excellent Downhill if you can avoid the slow moving cars.

Akrajen

Akrajen - Oct 28, 2003 8:15 pm

Route Climbed: From Black Mountain Campground Date Climbed: August 1, 2003  Sucess!

This was a quick ascent to train for trekking in Nepal. Heavy rains this year made the trail a continual running stream in some places.

gato

gato - Sep 15, 2003 11:45 am

Route Climbed: Trail from parking lot Date Climbed: Fall 1998  Sucess!

Great views on a windy day with no one else in sight. What a way to spend the day!

vbeckman74

vbeckman74 - May 30, 2003 8:23 am

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: September 2000  Sucess!

Highpoint number 4 for Dy and me.

climber46

climber46 - Apr 26, 2003 3:17 pm

Route Climbed: Auto Road Date Climbed: Summertime, 1980s  Sucess!

I have been up here two or three times but I cannot remember the year nevermind the day! A couple of those times the fog was too thick for any views. But there was one time that I was up there when it was sunny and nice and the view from the lookout tower was very nice. I guess I cannot count this highpoint unless I know the specific date so I may come back here again.

tonybell1

tonybell1 - Feb 26, 2003 7:02 pm

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: October 23, 2002  Sucess!

Foggy day.

slick858

slick858 - Oct 2, 2002 2:19 pm

Date Climbed: December 2001  Sucess!

Did this early December, Cold and Very High Winds Very disappointing to be the tallest this side of the missisippi! I dont know maybe just i like the really tall peaks or something, cool place to visit and just the history that surrounds you.

Markeymark - Aug 22, 2002 5:07 pm

Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: April 30, 2002  Sucess!

I did this as a drive-up. There is a lot of scenery on the way and at the top, making the drive well worth it.

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - Jun 6, 2002 9:12 pm

Route Climbed: Road from Spartenburg SC (bike) Date Climbed: May 19, 1991  Sucess!

Summitted in 7:46:58 at the end of a 100 mile bike race, climbing at 7 MPH for the last 25 miles in 50 deg. temps. It rained most of the day. This was my third hard event in 3 weekends with a 1/2 Ironman last week and a 170 mile bike race the week before (90 F and humid). I did a sprint triathlon the next weekend and then I was really sick with a fever about 3 days later and spent a day in the hospital. Maybe I was overtraining?

Bodhi

Bodhi - Mar 15, 2002 5:56 am

Route Climbed: Black Mountain Campground (via Trail # 190) Date Climbed: 12.8.2001  Sucess!

For an East Coast mountain .. this one

can put the hurt on you. We summitted

in very poor conditions and was not able

to enjoy the view from the summit.

Climbed with wife & best friend & man's

best friend (dog). We spent a long, windy

night in tent city about 800' below summit.



There is a VERY good backcountry camp

@ approx 5,800' called Commissary Ridge

that has incredible views w/ good water

sources. Hang your food here in trees!



This ascent came after a disappointing

unsuccessful attempt in March 2001.

We were hit with well over 2 feet of snow -

a good 2,000' below the summit. We ran

out of daylight & decided to turnaround. This

mountain is great for training & prepping

in the winter months.



Summitted Mount Mitchell three times now

out of four attempts. Best summit ever was

in October 2000 with Fall leaves changing &

one incredible harvest moon.

John

John - Sep 7, 2001 12:51 am

Route Climbed: Summit Road Date Climbed: April 5, 1998  Sucess!

I basically drove to the top here (luckily the road is free unlike Mount Washington). Coming from Boston it was mission:impossible to find any decent hiking information in stores at the time (REI, EMS, etc.) and I didn't have any time to pick up information locally. When I got to the park office, I was able to buy the Mount Mitchell State Park Map which they thankfully have on their website now (link listed on the Mountain Page under the "Getting There" section). Unfortunately the AMC "NC Hiking Trails" book listed in the Books section does not have any good topo maps for Mount Mitchell - unlike the AMC White Mountain Guide (NH) which has excellent topos for the Whites. A trip report is available at the bottom of this page.

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