Mount Rogers Climber's Log

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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.


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.

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