Mount Mitchell Climber's Log

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DrewWilkerson

DrewWilkerson - Mar 19, 2013 10:18 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2013

Mount mitchell trail

With Jessie. Fun, cold hike.

atavist

atavist - Feb 18, 2013 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Jan 11, 2013

NC  Sucess!

Eighth HP on a 3 week road trip thru 17 states. Got locked behind the gate after sunset. Nice enjoyable hike up the old route from the ranger office.

THalky

THalky - Jan 28, 2013 1:26 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

#5 - Beautiful Collection of Peaks  Sucess!

Hiked to the top then decided to go along the Black ridge to the next couple of peaks. That additional detour was well worth it. Some great views with less people than Mitchell proper.

xbaghat

xbaghat - Jan 20, 2013 10:53 am Date Climbed: Sep 7, 2009

twenty-nine  Sucess!

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Jimmy Rivers

Jimmy Rivers - Jan 4, 2013 3:23 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2012

Loved Mitchell, State HP #5  Sucess!

We took the Mitchell Trail up, no driving allowed to the summit, cmon guys! Memorial weekend, beautiful day, and sweet drive up from Asheville to the trailhead. Also hit Mt Craig, and Big Tom too....

utclimber - Dec 9, 2012 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Sep 9, 2012

Mount Mitchell Trail  Sucess!

Nice hike.

marilou

marilou - Nov 30, 2012 4:22 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012

Blue Ridge Parkway Closed - Accessible Only From The North

Part of Thanksgiving Long Weekend high pointing trip on 7 Southern States: AL, TN, GA, SC, NC, FL, MS. However, Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville was closed, so never made it. Will have to come back for Mt. Mitchell.

funnyfarm

funnyfarm - Oct 27, 2012 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Oct 26, 2012

Too bad about the fog  Sucess!

Great day except at the top. Lots of fog. Combined this with Clingman's Dome

kevinsa

kevinsa - Sep 15, 2012 5:55 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012

Mt. Mitchell  Sucess!

Unfortunately, no views to be had this day.

chadbw

chadbw - Aug 29, 2012 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2012

Twelfth HP  Sucess!

We took the Old Mitchell Trail after a thunderstorm had gone on all night. The trail was fairly steep and super muddy, which made for a lot of fun. We enjoyed the hike immensely.

When we got to the top we enjoyed funny looks from those who had driven to the top who couldn't understand why we were so muddy. Most of them would glance at us a few times, then break down and ask us how we had gotten so muddy just walking from our car. It was pretty funny.

huskertriguy

huskertriguy - Aug 21, 2012 8:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

Socked in with fog & rain  Sucess!

Third in a bid through the "Southern Six-Pack."

Not much to report. My original intention was to hike up Colbert Ridge, past Deep Gap & Big Tom -- but the bummer weather and developing blisters on my feet prompted me to take an easier, shorter route. I went with Long Arm Ridge.

The hike was a bit disappointing & frustrating due to total lack of views & rain. And the blisters went further in spite of all my preventive medicine (apparently too little, too late).

Still, I'm glad I went. Popular summit for the driving crowd.

SHP #26

Outdooraholic

Outdooraholic - Aug 12, 2012 11:20 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

#20  Sucess!

My 20th state highpoint. It was also #4 of 4 in the same day!

Joel Hopper

Joel Hopper - Aug 12, 2012 8:51 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2012

Great hike  Sucess!

Black Mountain to Mt Mitchell then on to Mount Craig - 6647', Big Tom - 6580', Balsam Cone 6596', and Cattail Peak 6584'. About a 16 mile day. It was muddy and cloudy, but not cold.

NickyP - Jul 15, 2012 7:54 am Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2012

HP #3  Sucess!

Another cloudy summit, but the fun is just getting there.

PaulRomano

PaulRomano - May 30, 2012 4:18 am Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2012

State HP #10  Sucess!

Took the Mount Mitchell Trail from Black Mountain Campground in clear, sunny weather. Encountered very few people along the whole trail. Great scenery from the top, but nothing too inspiring below that.

mountainhare

mountainhare - May 24, 2012 1:42 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Old Mitchell Trail  Sucess!

Parked at the main office and hiked the Old Mitchell Trail - much more enjoyable than just driving the last two miles to the summit. A good hike and satisfying meal at the park restaurant!

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.

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