Mount Rogers Climber's Log

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chobbs - Nov 30, 2007 3:44 am

Cold!  Sucess!

We camped in a car campsite the first night as we got there late, and woke up snowed in our tents. That wasn't exactly what we were expecting in southern VA.

The sky cleared up though, and it was beautiful hiking through the snow covered highlands. Some windier areas lacked snow cover, and the ground was frozen. The thermometer stayed below 25 F.

I went again in the summertime, and it was hot! Saw some wild ponies on that trip as well.


Six2 - Nov 28, 2007 12:45 am Date Climbed: May 9, 2005

Beautiful, both times  Sucess!

I hiked up (packless, being lazy) while doing a section from Trail Days. Amazing how it's an island of cool pine forest surrounded by high open country.

Did the hike again in August 2006 with my wife. This time I noticed the USGS summit marker atop a rock.


eric-griz - Nov 9, 2007 9:46 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2000

Same story as below  Sucess!

Side trip during AT thru-hike. Ponies!


buzzdainer - Oct 14, 2007 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 1995

Appalachian Trail  Sucess!

Made the short side hike off the Appalachian Trail during my thru-hike. Very nice.


weeds19 - Sep 27, 2007 12:22 am Date Climbed: May 24, 2003

Ponies, Yippee!  Sucess!

We hiked in along the AT and saw quite a few ponies. The summit is uneventful, but the AT shelter was nice along with some very nice views. One of my favorite eastern highpoints!

SteveinFXBG - Sep 16, 2007 10:25 pm Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2007

Perfect Day  Sucess!

I went with some friends to camp near Thomas Knob. Leaving from Elk Garden later in the afternoon, we hit the summit on the way up. The skies were perfectly clear with views stretching for miles. Once the skies grew dark we watched satellites and meteors from our sleeping bags (we didn't bring any tents). The temperatures got into the lower 30s according to our thermometers. We couldn't have asked for a better day.


tioga - Sep 15, 2007 11:05 pm Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2005

Fun Climb  Sucess!

Did it with a couple of friends. Saw ponies on the way up and on the way down. No view from the actual summit, which lies less than a mile from the AT.


lasvegaswraith - Aug 17, 2007 7:48 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 1998

Happy Thanksgiving  Sucess!

Just getting around to siging my logs. Memorable trip and my first state HP.


StarMan - Aug 9, 2007 8:01 pm

Good trail  Sucess!

Hiked October, 04 and November, 07 from Massey Gap


Stauffer - Jul 27, 2007 6:40 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 1993

VA High Point  Sucess!

One of the best fall color hikes I've ever done.


atavist - Jul 21, 2007 8:29 am Date Climbed: Oct 28, 1999

snow camping  Sucess!

This was my first experience of snow camping. We got hit by an unexpected storm and ended up walking around the Grayson Highlands through 6 inches of snow. A couple years later I returned to Rogers via AT section-hiking all the way from Springer.


phillinley - May 10, 2007 2:53 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

good warmup  Sucess!

Did this on a south state highpoint tour before heading out west, definately a good warmup hike to stretch those winter legs for the big stuff.

Roam Around - May 1, 2007 3:04 pm Date Climbed: Dec 15, 2000

VA  Sucess!

Only time I've been on Mt. Rogers with good weather!


rkrevald - Apr 11, 2007 8:14 pm Date Climbed: Apr 10, 2007

A Cold Spring Day  Sucess!

The top of Mount Rogers was still covered with snow from a recent storm. Please go to for a complete trip report.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:31 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2002

HP #23  Sucess!

Start of the fourth loop!!;
It was a flash one as we went on a 10 days road travel to bag 12 HP's...
Just ten days after we got back from the last loop!!!


lizrdboy - Mar 5, 2007 3:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 2, 1998

Nice Hike  Sucess!

It was nice to find a highpoint in the area that didn't have a road to the top. Met lots of thru-hikers throughout the day.


jvarholak - Feb 14, 2007 9:26 pm

AT  Sucess!

During 1976 AT thru-hike


rematore - Jan 15, 2007 12:36 am Date Climbed: Jan 14, 2007

Mt. Rogers  Sucess!

Man was it warm. I don't believe that winter will ever come this year. It was 65 degrees and sunny, even though the forecast had called for rain all weekend. I was climbing in a T-shirt for most of the way.


rathvon350 - Jan 11, 2007 4:48 am Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2007

Every weather condition  Sucess!

Had a great trip and saw it all; rain, sleet, snow and sun. See trip report "All She's Got."


CRiedel2 - Dec 24, 2006 5:39 am Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2006

Windy and Cloudy  Sucess!

Summitted Mt Rogers from the Massies Gap parking area in Grayson Highland Park. Turned out to be a nice day after the storms blew through. Trip report to follow... Highpoint #5.

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