Mount Rogers Climber's Log

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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.


Shawna - Dec 13, 2006 7:04 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2006

from massie gap  Sucess!

nice hike...beautiful autumn day!


musicmountain - Oct 24, 2006 4:57 am Date Climbed: Oct 21, 2006

Mt Rogers from AT  Sucess!

Beautiful day. Drove down from CT and did Ebright Azmith on the way home.


dwhike - Oct 15, 2006 3:39 am Date Climbed: Oct 14, 2006

From Massie Gap  Sucess!

Awseome day on the trail, albeit a bit windy. I love crisp fall days on the trail! The route up Wilburn Ridge was rougher than I expected but the scenery was amazing. Very busy. I'm surprised there are not regulations on group size here as trail erosion is an obvious problem. Maybe there is and people are just ignoring it. Regardless it was a great hike and I'm anxious to get back!


woodstrider - Oct 10, 2006 8:36 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 1998

Pony up the Mountain  Sucess!

My friend Bob and I visited this summit as part of a "southern" road-trip. We hit it just right, for eventhough it was a wet foggy and a chill day, the Rhododendrums and mountain azelas were in full bloom and there ponies every where. Stayed at a state campground (Grayson Highlands)that was very nice. We hiked up from Massie Gap to the AT and then took the summit spur trail. After passing thru an area of bramble, I was pleasantly surprised by lovely evergreens covered summit.


surgent - Sep 12, 2006 10:14 pm

Grayson Highlands  Sucess!

Started in heavy spring rain but it let up just as I hit the top. Hike down was in beautiful (humid) clear weather.


Rockman - Aug 30, 2006 4:12 am Date Climbed: May 4, 1998

AT  Sucess!

Crossed while on the AT.

royswkr - Jul 31, 2006 10:08 pm Date Climbed: Apr 8, 1991

AT from Elk Garden  Sucess!



gwave47 - Jul 31, 2006 12:35 am Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2006

6th Highpoint  Sucess!

Hiked from Massie Gap to by way of AT to the Spur Trail to the summit. Went with my wife and our friend EJ.


mlandau3 - Jul 23, 2006 5:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2006

A Hike Worth Doing Again  Sucess!

From Massie Gap via Wilburn Ridge is a beautiful hike. We saw three herds of ponies (two herds twice) and the ridge is spectacular, if not particularly strenuous.


NavySeabee - Jul 21, 2006 10:46 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2005

Route Climbed: Massie Gap / AT  Sucess!

Made the very long (400+ mile trek from VA Beach) to climb Mount Rogers and Black Mountain (KY) under the threat of T-storms. Thankfully, they stayed to the southern ridges. Fun hike over some rugged terrain. Loved watching the ponies in the meadows. HP #6

granddeity - Jul 5, 2006 10:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 30, 2006

from massie gap  Sucess!

Suprisingly nice hike, with great views from the trail, but alas not from the highpoint itself. We liked seeing the ponies. Highpoint #8 for us.


nartreb - May 8, 2006 2:12 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2006

from Massie Gap  Sucess!

Very easy stroll through mostly-open pastures, with rocky outcrops offering variety and bouldering. Hard to tell which point on the ridge is highest, hardly even felt like I was in the mountains until the skies cleared and the views opened up. A small area at the summit is covered in dark, mossy spruce & fir that reminded me of Maine - very different from the woods on nearby slopes.


Holsti97 - Apr 23, 2006 10:53 am Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2006

Mount Rogers  Sucess!

Drove to Damascus, VA from Asheville, NC and had breakfast. Climbed from Massie Gap trailhead. Saw some ponies right away. Walked north up to the AT. Hiked AT up Wilburn Ridge to Thomas Knob shelter. USFS helicopter flew over and dropped several fire fighters off in front of us. Talked to one and was told that they were going to do a controlled burn. "You will have to turn around." I told him that I wasn't going to turn around, I came to summit. He let me go and said that I might have to stay on top for awhile. We continued on to the Mt. Rogers Spur Trail and reached the summit and had lunch. Hiked down through the burned area. Very smoky. Saw more ponies on the way back down. Warm day, but cloudy. One of my favorite hikes of our HP trip. HP #11.

GMowry - Apr 7, 2006 8:34 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2006

Mount Rogers  Sucess!

This was a really cool place, I recommend it for anyone that is interested in a nice hike. Saw many ponies, beautiful views and got a decent workout for the day. This is, by no means mountain climbing, but a very nice place to go for a hike. Continued on to highpoints in NC and TN on this trip.

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