Mount Rogers Climber's Log

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e-doc - Aug 17, 2005 11:53 am

Route Climbed: all Date Climbed: TNTC  Sucess!

Up 2 weeks ago with my 8 yo son his 2nd state HP. A great winter hike from any TH. Can be very windy in open
(experienced -40 WC in winter), deep snow in woods (2+ feet) on AT, take snowshoes. Easy bushwhack off back side to Deep Gap


myles - Aug 16, 2005 2:32 pm

Route Climbed: spur off Appalachian trail Date Climbed: October 1978  Sucess!

Many visits since then. Wilburn Ridge is my favorite area to camp. Fun scrambling on the pinnacles there, and a more alpine feel than most of the Southeast.


starship_jen - Aug 4, 2005 11:43 pm

Date Climbed: August 31, 2003  Sucess!

Lots of variety in terms of landscape. Grass, rocks, trees, boulders. Loved the wild ponies!! Got caught in the rain on the descent only 1/2 mile from the parking lot.


Cortez - Aug 2, 2005 12:43 pm

Route Climbed: AT from Elk Garden Date Climbed: May 20, 2004  Sucess!

This hike is different than many on the east coast because it offers so much variety. In one of the many open meadows on the way to the "treed" summit were we encounter the famed wild ponies that roam these hills. They were extremly docile and there must have been at least 40 of them. The views on the way to the summit were nice but obstructed at the top.

Michael Crofford

Michael Crofford - Jul 5, 2005 2:37 pm

Route Climbed: AT Date Climbed: June 25, 2005  Sucess!

Very Enjoyable Hike. 3rd state high point.

easleygone - Apr 12, 2005 11:50 pm

Route Climbed: AT Date Climbed: June 1989  Sucess!

Nice hike.


vanny37 - Mar 23, 2005 9:25 am

Route Climbed: AT Date Climbed: Sept. 4, 2004  Sucess!

Great weekend, beautiful area.


chilkoot - Feb 6, 2005 10:54 pm

Route Climbed: AT from Elk Garden Date Climbed: August 26, 1991 and three times since  Sucess!

This is one of my favorite areas in the Eastern U.S. Wandering in the high, open meadows is a true delight. I've hiked in every season and seen every type of weather including a freaky winter thunder/lightning/snow storm in February 1992.

Steve Gruhn - Jan 30, 2005 5:26 pm

Route Climbed: From Elk Garden Date Climbed: November 4, 2001  Sucess!

Easy 2.5-hour hike round trip.


txmountaineer - Jan 19, 2005 2:17 pm

Route Climbed: AT from Elk Garden Date Climbed: January 15, 2005  Sucess!

Nice icy hike!


mtsptfam - Dec 15, 2004 5:32 pm

Route Climbed: AT from South Date Climbed: August, 1999  Sucess!

My wife's 1st backpacking trip and my 1st hightpoint of a state. We were unaware that this highpoint was here until we past the sign for it. We were backpacking the AT with 4 teens from my youth group. That night right below the summit on the bald knob that is most pictured as Mt. Rogers a major storm rolled in. We were holed up in tents all night while lightning flashed all around us. The lightning was so frequent that from inside the tent it seemed like a fire was flickering right outside the tent. The Lord protected us and no one was injured. The morning unveiled a canopy of fog, sunlight and nature. It was beautiful. God is so good.


Tbacon251 - Dec 6, 2004 12:08 pm

Route Climbed: AT Date Climbed: 12-04-2004  Sucess!

Started out at the trail head when it was 18 degrees. Made it to the summit in 2 hours. It was a great hike (not much of a summit view).


jomal - Oct 29, 2004 4:02 am

Date Climbed: Many Many  Sucess!

This is my favorite area in the East, I've walked just about every trail and a lot off trail in this area. Keep going back though because it's just so incredible.


climber404 - Oct 8, 2004 1:18 pm

Route Climbed: AT loop Date Climbed: April, 2003  Sucess!

art of a 50 mile loop around Mt. Rogers. Two buddies and myself. Great trip that turned bad, then epic.


jenniferdenoya - Oct 6, 2004 10:54 am

Route Climbed: AT Route Date Climbed: October 12, 2003  Sucess!

We barely beat the rain, but it was a really great hike. There isn't a view at the summit, as its enclosed by forest, but it's still a super way to spend a Sunday. The folks in Damascus are the salt of the Earth!


elementalphotos - Sep 29, 2004 4:18 pm

Date Climbed: May 11, 2003  Sucess!

Part of a weekend backpacking trip with some co-workers.

Smalltimeclimber - Sep 13, 2004 9:25 am

Route Climbed: Appalachian Trail/Elk Garden Date Climbed: 12 September 2004  Sucess!

A pleasant, easy hike although rather muddy.


lostman - Jul 7, 2004 1:24 pm

Route Climbed: AT from the Scales Date Climbed: May 2002  Sucess!

Beautiful hike in May! Saw very few people but a LOT of friendly ponies.


mposner - Feb 23, 2004 10:52 pm

Route Climbed: AT Date Climbed: September 22 2002  Sucess!

Fun hike to a no view summit. The wild ponies and the open alpine like fields are the attraction here.


petersbike - Dec 15, 2003 6:37 pm

Route Climbed: AT Spur from Massie Gap Date Climbed: 31August2003  Sucess!

Excellent Hike.Done as solo overnight.Massie Gap to AT headed south towards Deep Gap.Ponies hanging around in the shade in Grayson,real friendly.Probably looking for handouts. Camped in awesome open meadow halfway between Mt Rogers spur trail and Deep Gap. Next day backtracked to spur and up to Mt Rogers. Summit was somewhat disappointing. Knew there was no view,but it was also kinda claustaphobic. This of course was made up for previously by the great views on the Wilburn ridge. After leaving the summit backtracked to the intersection of Pine mountain trail and followed that down to Scales and back on the AT and took that south back to Massie Gap Parking area.

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