Mount Mitchell Climber's Log

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rockrat2

rockrat2 - Aug 10, 2011 7:40 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Fun hike  Sucess!

Long but easy and nice hike to summit from Black Mtn. Campground. Decent weather but humid.

hightinerary

hightinerary - Aug 9, 2011 7:43 am

Ridge Hike  Sucess!

A friend and I did a point-to-point hike, climbing many peaks along the way and finishing atop Mt. Mitchell. I should do it again some day...

montanachris

montanachris - Jul 20, 2011 7:23 am Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2011

Earning it.  Sucess!

Hiked up from the Black Mountain Campground. Saw many who drove up at the summit. I'm not a big fan of developed summits at all but it is still a beautiful area and range. Saw a couple of red-spotted newts in the red eft phase; such a cool little critter.

climbmn

climbmn - Jul 14, 2011 8:44 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2011

Beautiful day!  Sucess!

Hiked up the Mt. Mitchell trail from Black Mountain campground. Beautiful day but the bugs were really bad at the summit. Overall, a great hike.

DarlaB1

DarlaB1 - Jun 28, 2011 9:31 pm Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2011

Seventh  Sucess!

Lot's of people. Took the 3/4 mi nature trail down. Ethereal. In my top two so far.

redmond - Jun 23, 2011 2:27 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2011

HP # 25  Sucess!

Hiked up from Black Mountain Campground. It was sunny and bright, then an hour in a bad thunderstorm hit. By the time I hit the summit it was clear again. I was the only one on the trail, but there were quite a few people at the top. Overall great day.

phillinley

phillinley - May 21, 2011 12:35 am Date Climbed: Mar 28, 2011

Like the old top better  Sucess!

Second time visiting this highpoint. Came out to see the newly built up top. I liked the older lookout tower better, just had a more rustic feel. New one is still nice though.

BConley

BConley - May 20, 2011 2:29 pm Date Climbed: May 19, 2011

Mt Mitchell  Sucess!

Hiked from black mt campground. Great weather. Trail well marked and easy to follow.

Alpinist

Alpinist - May 14, 2011 6:46 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2011

Southern 6-pack  Sucess!

Fourth of a 6 state HP weekend. Flew into Knoxville, then hit the HPs for TN, GA, SC, NC, KY and VA. This is my 43rd state HP. A bit foggy but I had the summit to myself.

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.

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