Mount Mitchell Climber's Log

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damgaard - Nov 2, 2011 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2011

awesome weather  Sucess!

Drove to the top of Mitchell with "the old folks" and my brother. Frost in the trees made an awesome scenery. Hiked to Mt. Craig and Big Tom and back.


technicolorNH - Oct 6, 2011 12:42 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2011

Solitude  Sucess!

Two hours and fifty minutes to the summit from Black Mountain Campground in driving rain. This was my third trip up and the only time I had the trail to myself the entire day. On sunny days the top will have crowds so be aware but the snack bar at the parking lot has reasonable prices and good hot cider if you visit from May to October.


Flattlander - Sep 21, 2011 5:13 pm

When I was 12 or so...  Sucess!

...We drove most of the way up, then walked. Does that count? I guess it would matter if I cared about state highpoints, which I don't. I remember the view being sweet, and thinking, "I'm up higher than anyone east of the Mississippi!"


Jow - Sep 21, 2011 10:48 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2011

HP #19  Sucess!

Climbed the Old Mitchell Trail which is 4miles round trip of moderate hiking fun. Highpoint #19


vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2000

First HP Together  Sucess!

Foggy and cool.


xpda - Aug 10, 2011 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 1998

Mount Mitchell  Sucess!

There was rime ice.


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Mar 29, 2011 7:04 am




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 - 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.

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