Mount Mitchell Climber's Log

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FactorJN

FactorJN - May 18, 2012 1:19 am Date Climbed: May 7, 2012

Great day  Sucess!

Long drive down the Blue Ridge Parkway to get here.... extremely foggy, but we were luck to have the fog lift as we neared the summit.

Musisca - Feb 12, 2012 2:33 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2010

Cloudy day.  Sucess!

My wife and I climbed up this one together. It is technically very easy, but it is a long grueling way up. There is little to see along the way and you don't get much of a view until the peak. We unfortunately summitted on a day when it was very overcast, so we weren't well rewarded. It isn't quite the same to summit a peak that has an asphault road that people can actually use to drive to the top. I would encourage trying to hit this on a sunny day. Many more beautiful hikes in NC, but this is definitely a check mark for those hitting highest points.

TrailtrekerNJ

TrailtrekerNJ - Jan 22, 2012 2:22 pm Date Climbed: Jan 20, 2012

Frustration

What a bummer, three strikes and I was out.
Strike one - BRP closed 11 miles north of Asheville.
Strike two / three - alternate GPS routes end in closed roadways apx. 4-5 miles from park.
Did'nt try BRP from north as by this time I had traveled/searched 107 miles and 3 hours to no avail.
"I will be back".

McCannster

McCannster - Nov 26, 2011 6:16 pm Date Climbed: Nov 22, 2011

#19  Sucess!

Bagged this cool mountain on a very foggy, windy, late afternoon. The park was eerily empty and we wad the entire drive, parking lot, and summit walk to ourselves, which made it pretty cool. Zero views.

markowens

markowens - Nov 20, 2011 9:28 am Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2011

HP #21  Sucess!

It was 55 degrees in Asheville and 23 degrees at the summit parking lot. Really fun to see the clouds (aka fog) pushed up over the mountain from the west. Beautiful day. On the way out the Blue Rigde Parkway was closed due to ice and snow! I didn't see a flake on any of the roads- but what do I know! lol

damgaard

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

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

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

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

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

First HP Together  Sucess!

Foggy and cool.

xpda

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

Mount Mitchell  Sucess!

There was rime ice.

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.

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