Mount Mitchell Climber's Log

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themnkid - Nov 13, 2013 4:02 pm Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2009

Mount Mitchell  Sucess!

Awesome views with great fall colors. Easy to get to.


silversummit - Nov 8, 2013 7:57 pm Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2013

Couldn't pass this one up on our drive north to Grandfather Mountain

Bitter cold and windy November day with temps well below freezing up top! Passed ice and bits of snow on the Blue Ridge Parkway on our way here! For some reason the view seemed better than Clingman's Dome! Loved seeing Tablerock and Hawksbill and remembering climbing Tablerock so many years ago!

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Oct 31, 2013 9:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2013

5 peaks  Sucess!

Started at the Visitor's center and took the Old Mt. Mitchell trail to the summit, and then on to Mt. Craig, Big Tom, Balsam Cone, and Cattail Pk., and back the same way, plus the nature trail, for 3116' of gain.

jamesglaze - Oct 17, 2013 11:48 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2013

HP No. 21  Sucess!

"Summited" with my wife (No. 13). Blue Ridge parkway closed between Asheville and Mt. Mitchell (sink hole) so had to drive the long way around. Very winding road but scenic. Cool and cloudy at summit. We ate at the Mt. Mitchell state park restaurant on the way down, good food, great view.


Stevenbsanders - Sep 11, 2013 1:58 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2000

Happy New Year!  Sucess!

Hiked in and camped New Year's Eve 1999 and climbed Mitchell on New Year's Day. Quite cold and frozen -- as close to glacier climbing as you can get in the Southeast.


LesterLong - Sep 1, 2013 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2010

A Manic Fit  Sucess!

Kerouac had nothing on me: I decided to climb Mt. Mitchell at 8pm, rented a car at 9pm, drove 14 hours straight from NYC, arrived at the trail head at around noon the next day, climbed, drove straight home, returning at around 7am the day after.

The mountain itself was the least of my issues.

Adam Doc Fox

Adam Doc Fox - Sep 26, 2014 2:32 pm

Re: A Manic Fit

"At this point Smith has a revelation: You can't fall off mountains!" Jack Kerouac, Dharma Bums


JRB - Aug 7, 2013 5:12 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 1983

1983  Sucess!

A great day with the fam


Vortex - Jul 20, 2013 6:52 pm

Great Hike  Sucess!

Climbed this peak from the campsites at the bottom of the mountain. Enjoyable and beautiful hike. I think the road to the top detracts from the summit, but what can you do?


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

Mount mitchell trail

With Jessie. Fun, cold hike.


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

twenty-nine  Sucess!


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

Mt. Mitchell  Sucess!

Unfortunately, no views to be had this day.


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 - 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

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