Mount Mitchell Climber's Log

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bdreese2 - Jan 31, 2021 5:21 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2014

Mt. Mitchell  Sucess!

WIHighPointer - Jan 14, 2021 8:05 pm Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2020

HP #15, Mount Mitchell, NC  Sucess!

This is the 3rd of 8 Highpoints on this trip.
Mt. Mitchell is the highest elevation East of the Mississippi River. It is a well developed highpoint that is accessible for everyone with a paved walkway. Visitor Center is COVID closed.


Geo412 - Nov 13, 2020 10:20 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2020

Great hike with friends  Sucess!

Great hike. Peaked with Leah (my awesome wife), Dave, Kat, Rico, Di, Rich and Laura. First peak and many more to come. Trail was great. Unbelievable sights. Foggy at top so couldn’t see anything but it was the peak!!!


tpoe1234 - Jul 3, 2020 12:15 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2020

Rain and Fog that day at Mountain Mitchell  Sucess!

Successful to the top, however due to rain and fog we could not see any views.

pcrean - Apr 30, 2020 11:23 am Date Climbed: May 14, 2016

Mount Mitchell  Sucess!

Biked from Folk Art Center


hgrapid - Dec 17, 2019 2:45 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 2003

Mount Mitchell Trail  Sucess!

Long hike. Kind of wet at times.


Wallylongridge - Oct 20, 2019 6:31 am Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2019

Highpoint #31  Sucess!

The driving on the Blue Ridge parkway was the scary part.


JRaphaelson - Sep 16, 2019 1:06 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2019

Mitchell, Hallback, Gibbes, Craig  Sucess!

A rolling jaunt over 4 6000 footers made for a fun half day in the mountains.


cascadescrambler - Aug 20, 2019 10:59 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 1977

Twice  Sucess!

Repeated in 1997

HikerHel - Jun 23, 2019 4:49 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2019

Highpoint # 17  Sucess!

Fifth & final hike of a highpoint and whiskey trail driving vacation. Great hike up the Old Michell Trail. Returned via the Commisary Trail. In hindsight, I would do the loop in reverse.


radbb - May 18, 2019 12:39 pm Date Climbed: May 15, 2019

Glorious day and glorious views  Sucess!

It was a picture postcard day. Just perfect. The views in the Smokies were just incredible...

Harrison_kion - May 3, 2019 9:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2018

RIP bear bag + food  Sucess!

Backpacked with a buddy and had our food stolen. was able to summit and catch a cab


KellyGoat - Jan 16, 2019 8:18 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2018

Testing out my new bionic hip  Sucess!

I began my hike from the very remote and hard to find Black Mountain Campground. Sleeping in my rooftop tent I could hear the babble of the brook next to my camping spot. The hike to the summit was 12.3 miles round trip and 3,763' elevation gain. Sleep was earned.

pinkandgeek - Jan 15, 2019 6:33 am Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2019

New Year  Sucess!

Old Mitchell Trail to Buncombe Horse Trail for extra mile out to get view of Mt Mitchell; retrace back to Old Mitchell & complete summit hike. Weather: 0800 39F at hikers parking, 37F at summit 4 hrs later with 25mph wind.

mzelasko - Jan 13, 2019 3:40 pm Date Climbed: Sep 1, 2016

Mitchell via Black Mountain Crest Trail  Sucess!

Mount Mitchell the more difficult way starts with a good 3k ft ascent. Completed as training for Kilimanjaro while on the east coast. Overnight 1 night. Under-appreciated need for careful water management.


Clubbox42 - Dec 22, 2018 8:03 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2018

Mitchell ('18)  Sucess!

My first State HP, quite nice if extremely easy. No views as the peak was socked in, it made for a cool atmosphere though. Nice area, pretty forests on the way up and a neat summit tower and marker. This is also the most prominent and isolated peak I've done to-date. Good hike, would recommend


billydheyhey - Nov 16, 2018 2:02 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2017

HP #31!  Sucess!

Most people hike this, but I was very limited for time trying to catch the eclipse in Nashville, so I drove here in the early morning.

What was most notable was that I saw a black bear driving down!

FreitagOne3 - Oct 7, 2018 8:35 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2018

Glad I brought rain gear!  Sucess!

It is funny how peak bagging works. This trip started with "Lets hike Mount Mitchell", but we all know that that is not how it ends. So we flew into Atlanta, drove to Brasstown Bald, stayed in Asheville, hiked Clingmans Dome, Sassafras, Brasstown Bald, and finally on the last day in the rain Mount Mitchell. Although there was no view and it was seasonally cold it gave us all the reason more to celebrate the summit. In summation, Three days, 4 high points, over 30 miles.

TravelinDaLida - Jul 27, 2018 5:17 am Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2017

Birthday high point  Sucess!

Easy walk to the top


wildfam - Jun 30, 2018 4:40 am Date Climbed: Jun 24, 2018

HP #24  Sucess!

Loved the Blue Ridge Parkway. Windy and cloudy and cool enough for a jacket up at the summit.

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