Mount Mitchell Climber's Log

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dino61111

dino61111 - Jan 30, 2015 7:19 pm Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2011

From Stepps Gap  Sucess!

After driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, something everyone might want to consider at least once; the highest point east of the Mississippi was of course irresistible! Started at Stepps Gap to at least make a little hike of it; albeit all on road or trail. The eastern mountains have a charm all their own.

Adam Doc Fox

Adam Doc Fox - Jan 1, 2015 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2014

Southern Six Pack Winter  Sucess!

Summit #4 of 6 (TN, GA, SC, NC, VA & KY) that we ended up completing with a total time of:
36 hours, 52 minutes and 30 seconds.

Adam Doc Fox

Adam Doc Fox - Jan 1, 2015 3:47 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2014

Southern Six Pack Winter

Summit #4 of 6 (TN, GA, SC, NC, VA & KY) that we ended up completing with a total time of:
36 hours, 52 minutes and 30 seconds.

indianabob

indianabob - Dec 13, 2014 11:30 pm Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Trip  Sucess!

Great hike from Blac Mountain campground. Camped on Commissary Ridge. Lots of ice on last 1000'. Beautiful

Bajumbug

Bajumbug - Oct 19, 2014 11:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012

4th High Point  Sucess!

Perfect weather and stunning views from the top. In my travels to State High Points, I began to realize that most of the fun isn't standing on top, but the wonderful sights on the back roads as I travelled to the summits

Diesel

Diesel - Sep 20, 2014 9:10 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

Mt. Mitchell trail  Sucess!

Made it to the top in 2 hours and 20 min. Solo hike. Came down on the old trail. Uneventful. The only scenery was at the top.

dwhike

dwhike - Jun 9, 2014 10:58 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2014

Black Mountain Foursome  Sucess!

Been to the top many, many times but this was the hike that officially checked it off my SB6K list...#20, halfway through! Climbed along with 9 mile loop including Gibbes, Hallback, and Craig.

wanderweg83

wanderweg83 - May 12, 2014 3:01 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2014

Mitchell/Craig/Big Tom  Sucess!

Fun climb of the highest peak east of the Mississippi.

johnm

johnm - May 5, 2014 7:59 pm Date Climbed: May 4, 2014

1st summit of the day   Sucess!

Arrived at the summit a few minutes before park opening. Peaceful and views outstanding. Start of a long epic day.

Dundeel

Dundeel - May 4, 2014 7:37 pm Date Climbed: Apr 30, 2014

Run for the Summit  Sucess!

Blue Ridge PW closed between Asheville and Mt. Mitchell. By the time I circled around it was late. Ranger waiting by the gate. I was the only visitor there. Ran the short trail to the summit and back.

Andrew Rankine

Andrew Rankine - Apr 11, 2014 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2014

Tougher than expected  Sucess!

Hiked this with my dad from Black Mountain Campground. Was expecting 3000 ft gain and 11.2 miles. Ended up being 22 km and 1140 m gain, according to my GPS. Nice day out and great summit views.

WyomingSummits

WyomingSummits - Mar 21, 2014 1:43 pm

Nice day  Sucess!

Climbed multiple times over the years.

wbenmeek - Mar 7, 2014 10:53 am Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2013

Get there earlier  Sucess!

Get there earlier, before the crowds.

Woodswalker

Woodswalker - Nov 29, 2013 5:06 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2006

Mount Mitchell  Sucess!

Beautiful country. I camped down the road at the state park campgrounds.

triviasteve - Nov 15, 2013 10:58 am Date Climbed: May 17, 2013

Whirlwind trip through the south  Sucess!

A great drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway (one of my favorite roads) and got to the parking area. In the weeks prior, I had hiked 100 miles on the Appalachian Trail, so I was in pretty good shape to make the sprint to the top. It was a cool day, and somewhat cloudy, but I (stupidly) did this one wearing flip flops, shorts and a t-shirt. Thankfully, I wasn't going to be long up there. Other people thought I was nuts, and said so. I love the South… people definitely speak their minds.

Great views and I'll someday be back here to do this when I do more of the AT.

themnkid

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

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

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.

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