Mount Rogers Climber's Log

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Eleutheros - Mar 17, 2006 7:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 1995

Grayson Highlands  Sucess!

Hiked this with my family and my dog, Boca, after camping in the highlands. Sunshine and a cool wind.


jakefrisbee - Mar 15, 2006 3:42 am

Check it off  Sucess!

Climbed Rogers in a snowstorm January, 2001.


hgrapid - Mar 8, 2006 2:52 am Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2002

Winter Highpoint

This is the best mountain range in Virgnia!


WoundedKnee - Feb 20, 2006 1:12 pm Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2006

2 day amalgam of AT, Rogers Trail and Pine Mountain Trail  Sucess!

Did a short backpacking trip. There was some snow, and it was colder than I expected (7 degrees) at the Old Orchard shelter where we stayed. Great views from the grassy balds nearby; the only views to be had on Rogers are on the way up.

Scrambling Man

Scrambling Man - Feb 14, 2006 4:32 am

Horses, Cows, Boy Scouts, and Through-Hikers, Climbed: Fall of 2003  Sucess!

My wife and I were living in Virginia at the time and decided to climb the highest point in the state. The summit leaves a lot to be desired (like a view), and you never know what or who you'll run into on the AT.


sprosseda - Jan 27, 2006 12:19 pm

Route Climbed: AT from Wilburn ridge Date Climbed: November 2005  Sucess!

Grayson highlands is a very special area, unique in the south. Trail ran to summit from Wilburn ridge. Beautiful views of ponies, balds, rock crags, and distant mountains from highlands. Actual summit is covered in dense, beautiful spruce/fir forest so nothing to see on top.

Joseph Claghorn

Joseph Claghorn - Jan 24, 2006 10:36 pm

Route Climbed: Grayson Highlands Date Climbed: September 2005  Sucess!

Very different than your standard Appalachian Hiking. the openess of the meadows with the rock outcroppings is remeniscent of points further west. Its also one of the few Southern Highpoints you actually have to hike to get to, so it has a rare wilderness feel.


TLP - Oct 24, 2005 12:24 am

Route Climbed: AT via Massie Gap Date Climbed: October 20, 2005  Sucess!

Wow! What a spectacular hike. Yeah there's no views on summit, but the whole hike there is great views! Even saw the wild ponies at the very end of the day. If you haven't been to Mt. Rogers, go there. Now!


chmoore577 - Sep 1, 2005 10:02 am

Route Climbed: Massie Gap AT Date Climbed: June 22, 2003  Sucess!

My 8th state highpoint. Very scenic hike up and peaceful secluded summit. No view from the summit, but great views on the hike more than make up for it.


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.

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