Mount Rogers Climber's Log

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Koonsy - Dec 30, 2008 9:48 am Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2008

Good Stuff  Sucess!

Hiked up at night with one other guy and camped along the ridge top. fantastic views on our way down. a lot better than I expected.

2skinners - Oct 28, 2008 1:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 14, 2008

HP # 16  Sucess!

My wife and I hiked this one via the Appalachian Trail. Very beautiful and enjoyable hike. Unfortunately the highpoint was in the trees, but the views along the way more than made up for it.


BigCountry - Oct 3, 2008 6:46 pm

Grayson Highlands  Sucess!

Not what i expectedd


skinnywhitecomic - Sep 1, 2008 4:36 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

HP #6  Sucess!

Great hike! Beautiful day, and best highpoint so far. Be sure to wear sun screen if you go!


kavak - Aug 21, 2008 9:57 am Date Climbed: May 13, 1998

From Elk Garden  Sucess!

This was a solo trip to climb some state highpoints in the mid Atlantic states. Amazingly I had the summit to myself on a beautiful day. This was my second attempt having aborted an initial climb after being drenched in heavy rains over 10 years earlier.


Chinigo - Jul 7, 2008 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

HP #21 - Beautiful park  Sucess!

It was a mostly cloudy day, and I went as fast as possible because of the possibility of PM thunderstorms (none came). Beautiful open scenery (until you reach the top) - it was like a reverse tree line. Nice people on the trail, too.


Ilafan - Jun 25, 2008 8:28 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

Great HP in Virginia #30  Sucess!

Love this one! First cool, then rain, then sunny and hot. The trail was nice and varied, at times rugged & at times smooth. The ponies were sweet; the rhododendron were bright and smelled like peaches; the bee buzz was soothing. The only blemish was the actual HP. Two identical markers on two different rocks. Huh?


Tracy - Jun 7, 2008 11:20 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

20th state highpoint  Sucess!

Beautiful warm day. Hiked up the Appalachian trail and back from Elk Garden Trailhead. Several people on the trail but I had the top to myself. 3.5 hours round trip. Special thanks to the local guys I met on the way out that gave me good directions on how to avoid the traffic on the way to Clingmans Dome, my next highpoint later this day.

Zac Finley

Zac Finley - Apr 22, 2008 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Mar 25, 2008

Elk Gardern  Sucess!

Climbed up from the Elk Garden Trailhead. Nice hike and way to start my HP road trip in the Appalachians. A slight dusting of snow on the summit and its surrounding area this time of year.

Sam Page

Sam Page - Apr 21, 2008 9:35 pm

Been there  Sucess!

I climbed this in spring 1999 (I think). I have only the haziest recollection of it.

ajp113 - Feb 26, 2008 6:39 am Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2007

bouldering  Sucess!

ive hiked nearly every trail in the mount rogers area, but i would like to comment on the bouldering potential it has. nearly every peak houses loads of boulders and ive established many probems from v-0 to v-6 grades. even on the road leading up to the park and at the visiters center have amazing areas with untold potential. ill be posting more about the climbing here as i climb and complete more projects.


jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 12:04 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2007

MT ROGERS  Sucess!



wildfam - Jan 27, 2008 9:57 am Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2007

Ponies and Boulders  Sucess!

Hiked up from Grayson Highlands SP - took us over 6 hours. Loved the "wild" ponies and side detoured to scramble on many boulders. Clear day with great views. A really fun highpoint - glad there isn't a road to the top.


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.

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