Mount Mitchell Climber's Log

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THC73 - May 31, 2017 11:52 am Date Climbed: May 28, 2017

atop of Mt. Mitchell  Sucess!

Out in Asheville for GeoWoodstock XV and came up to knock Mt. Mitchell off of my list. Beautiful summit and drive up. Rain clouds set in to make a memorable experience.


wannabepeakbagger - May 6, 2017 10:26 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2017

Cheating  Sucess!

Limited time, so just drove up at 730am. Only one other person up there in the heavy fog.


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.

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