Mount Mitchell Climber's Log

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woodstrider - Sep 9, 2004 3:00 pm

Date Climbed: 6-6-98  Sucess!

As it was a rainy miserable day, Bob Schultz and myself elected to do a short hike up to the summit, as opposed for a more ambitious one planned, or out and out driving to the top.


dspal - Jul 31, 2004 3:55 pm

Route Climbed: Mt. Mitchell trail Date Climbed: August 1997  Sucess!

Long, many grueling switchbacks, but smooth, few rocks, no scrambling, few views of the Smokey’s until very top, highest peak in NC and East of the Mississippi


Tbacon251 - Jul 26, 2004 1:54 am Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2005

Route Climbed: Mount Mitchell Trail Date Climbed: July 2003  Sucess!

This is a wonderfull climb. At the top you can see (on a clear day) Clingmans Dome in the GSMNF. After a long climb to the top, you get to see all of the people who drove up. You are tired and they are not. Nice.


flechenbones - Jul 21, 2004 9:00 pm

Date Climbed: many times  Sucess!

Haven't been there in some time but it is a beautiful area of the Appalachian mountains. My father's side of the family settled in this area early on and were among the searchers who found Dr. Mitchell's body in 1857.


BobSmith - Apr 20, 2004 10:10 pm

Route Climbed: Traditional walk up. Date Climbed: Many times.  Sucess!

I live in NC, so I've been to the top of Mount Mitchell a number of times. Most people I know are usually socked in when they get to the peak, but I've been fortunate in that the weather has cooperated with clear skies almost every trip I've made.


mposner - Feb 20, 2004 11:00 pm

Route Climbed: Mt Mitchell Trail Date Climbed: June 21, 2003  Sucess!

A fun hike to the highest point east of the Mississippi.

Went with a bunch of friends. Nice weather at the top.

rleslie - Dec 22, 2003 8:27 pm

Route Climbed: Biked from Spartanburg Date Climbed: 1996  Sucess!

Assault on Mt. Mitchell is a great bike race in May. It was sleeting the year I did it. The course is beautiful!


petersbike - Dec 13, 2003 2:29 pm

Route Climbed: mt mitchell trail Date Climbed: 1996/may  Sucess!

Initially hiked trail from black mountain campground.Continued on the Black Mountain Crest Trail Hitting Mt Craig,Mt Tom and others over six thousand feet. Have also biked up the road to the summit of Mitchell numerous times starting from Marion .Excellent Downhill if you can avoid the slow moving cars.


Akrajen - Oct 28, 2003 8:15 pm

Route Climbed: From Black Mountain Campground Date Climbed: August 1, 2003  Sucess!

This was a quick ascent to train for trekking in Nepal. Heavy rains this year made the trail a continual running stream in some places.


gato - Sep 15, 2003 11:45 am

Route Climbed: Trail from parking lot Date Climbed: Fall 1998  Sucess!

Great views on a windy day with no one else in sight. What a way to spend the day!


vbeckman74 - May 30, 2003 8:23 am

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: September 2000  Sucess!

Highpoint number 4 for Dy and me.


climber46 - Apr 26, 2003 3:17 pm

Route Climbed: Auto Road Date Climbed: Summertime, 1980s  Sucess!

I have been up here two or three times but I cannot remember the year nevermind the day! A couple of those times the fog was too thick for any views. But there was one time that I was up there when it was sunny and nice and the view from the lookout tower was very nice. I guess I cannot count this highpoint unless I know the specific date so I may come back here again.


tonybell1 - Feb 26, 2003 7:02 pm

Route Climbed: Date Climbed: October 23, 2002  Sucess!

Foggy day.


slick858 - Oct 2, 2002 2:19 pm

Date Climbed: December 2001  Sucess!

Did this early December, Cold and Very High Winds Very disappointing to be the tallest this side of the missisippi! I dont know maybe just i like the really tall peaks or something, cool place to visit and just the history that surrounds you.

Markeymark - Aug 22, 2002 5:07 pm

Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: April 30, 2002  Sucess!

I did this as a drive-up. There is a lot of scenery on the way and at the top, making the drive well worth it.

Matt Mahoney

Matt Mahoney - Jun 6, 2002 9:12 pm

Route Climbed: Road from Spartenburg SC (bike) Date Climbed: May 19, 1991  Sucess!

Summitted in 7:46:58 at the end of a 100 mile bike race, climbing at 7 MPH for the last 25 miles in 50 deg. temps. It rained most of the day. This was my third hard event in 3 weekends with a 1/2 Ironman last week and a 170 mile bike race the week before (90 F and humid). I did a sprint triathlon the next weekend and then I was really sick with a fever about 3 days later and spent a day in the hospital. Maybe I was overtraining?


Bodhi - Mar 15, 2002 5:56 am

Route Climbed: Black Mountain Campground (via Trail # 190) Date Climbed: 12.8.2001  Sucess!

For an East Coast mountain .. this one

can put the hurt on you. We summitted

in very poor conditions and was not able

to enjoy the view from the summit.

Climbed with wife & best friend & man's

best friend (dog). We spent a long, windy

night in tent city about 800' below summit.

There is a VERY good backcountry camp

@ approx 5,800' called Commissary Ridge

that has incredible views w/ good water

sources. Hang your food here in trees!

This ascent came after a disappointing

unsuccessful attempt in March 2001.

We were hit with well over 2 feet of snow -

a good 2,000' below the summit. We ran

out of daylight & decided to turnaround. This

mountain is great for training & prepping

in the winter months.

Summitted Mount Mitchell three times now

out of four attempts. Best summit ever was

in October 2000 with Fall leaves changing &

one incredible harvest moon.


John - Sep 7, 2001 12:51 am

Route Climbed: Summit Road Date Climbed: April 5, 1998  Sucess!

I basically drove to the top here (luckily the road is free unlike Mount Washington). Coming from Boston it was mission:impossible to find any decent hiking information in stores at the time (REI, EMS, etc.) and I didn't have any time to pick up information locally. When I got to the park office, I was able to buy the Mount Mitchell State Park Map which they thankfully have on their website now (link listed on the Mountain Page under the "Getting There" section). Unfortunately the AMC "NC Hiking Trails" book listed in the Books section does not have any good topo maps for Mount Mitchell - unlike the AMC White Mountain Guide (NH) which has excellent topos for the Whites. A trip report is available at the bottom of this page.

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