Mount Mitchell Climber's Log

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mountaineergirl_82 - Apr 17, 2017 1:07 am Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2017

Holy crap, I'm tired.   Sucess!

Beautiful trails. I'm going to pay for that elevation gain in the morning, though.


wilderleavitt - Jan 6, 2017 9:21 am Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2016

Super Cold Summit  Sucess!

Excellent hike to summit. Icy patches on trail on upper 1/2 of trail. 15 degrees F on the summit clear and no wind. Amazing.


TJ311 - Nov 12, 2016 6:15 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2016

Gorgeous Views  Sucess!

On a 3 week RV trip. Hit 4 state highpoints. Dogs in tow. The summit was very crowded today at 2:07 pm. Blue sky and pretty autumn colors


mbjakusz - Sep 12, 2016 2:59 pm Date Climbed: Jun 5, 2014

HP #17  Sucess!

This was our 17th highpoint and our 5th one on this trip. Beautiful views from up on top.


punchline - Aug 15, 2016 10:02 am Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2016

HP #44  Sucess!

Fog and low clouds in the morning - couldn't see much unfortunately ...

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jun 27, 2016 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 26, 2016

Mitchell  Sucess!

The clouds were moving in and out on the day I went to the summit. I had better views from lower down. However, it's great to have gone to the top of the highest U.S. peak east of the Mississippi.


larvitar - Jun 8, 2016 10:37 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2016

Larvitour Stop #6  Sucess!

Climbing this mountain was like going back in time from May (at Black Mountain Campground, where I began) to February (up top). I spotted my first snow-patches around 5000', and by the time I reached the summit the ground was completely covered in it. Fortunately for me, it was all soft and slushy, but if it'd been just a bit colder I would have sorely missed my micro-spikes. The summit was sealed in clouds (again... three times I've been up Mt. Mitchell and it's never given me a clear view), but the views were nice on the way down.


mnatureson - May 17, 2016 10:39 am Date Climbed: May 15, 2016

Great Hike  Sucess!

FYI: Higgins Bald is no longer bald :)

jakegarber - May 9, 2016 8:58 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

Ran out of gas  Sucess!

We left ashville to drive up to the top and about half way up I noticed the gas light was on. I new we were already screwed so I just drove to the top so I could get my highpoint in hoping we could find people to help up there. It was a very foggy day and we didn't see anyone until the very top. There was a work truck with a few guys there and they took gas out of a bobcat and siphoned it into our tank to get us to the nearest gas station. How nice of them and how lucky for us!!


captain.ron - Apr 26, 2016 11:56 pm Date Climbed: Apr 16, 2016

Fun hike from Black Mountain Campground   Sucess!

Great hike with some great views! Crowded parking at the campground though.


joseyinnet - Apr 22, 2016 10:36 pm Date Climbed: Apr 19, 2016

State HP #34  Sucess!

A quick jog up the path to the observation tower. Views were pretty obscured from fires nearby


siekkid - Apr 6, 2016 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Mar 27, 2016

HP# 29  Sucess!

Super foggy drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway on Easter Sunday. The summit area is well done.

GAflatlander - Mar 3, 2016 8:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2011

NC Highpoint  Sucess!

Nice BRP drive...


Kiefer - Nov 1, 2015 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2015

Mitchell/Craig  Sucess!

Meh. Woods were nice!


whatdoIknow - Aug 28, 2015 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2015

With my daughter  Sucess!

It was her 3rd state high point


Guilty - Apr 10, 2015 1:35 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2015

Old Mt. Mitchell trail  Sucess!

Nice country.


stusic - Mar 31, 2015 2:38 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2015

New Years' along the BMCT  Sucess!

Tough hike along the Black Mountain Crest Trail. Cold, but good weather. Saw 3 people the whole 4 days out there.


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.

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