Nice BRP drive...
Meh. Woods were nice!
It was her 3rd state high point
Tough hike along the Black Mountain Crest Trail. Cold, but good weather. Saw 3 people the whole 4 days out there.
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.
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.
Great hike from Blac Mountain campground. Camped on Commissary Ridge. Lots of ice on last 1000'. Beautiful
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
"At this point Smith has a revelation: You can't fall off mountains!" Jack Kerouac, Dharma Bums
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.
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.
Fun climb of the highest peak east of the Mississippi.
Arrived at the summit a few minutes before park opening. Peaceful and views outstanding. Start of a long epic day.
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.
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.
Climbed multiple times over the years.
Get there earlier, before the crowds.
Beautiful country. I camped down the road at the state park campgrounds.