Springer Mountain Climber's Log

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danegarreau - Jun 25, 2017 2:29 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2016

Hike with Friends

11/6/2016—Springer Mountain: Georgia---3,782’
Today’s hiking group was: Me, Scott, Alex Churchhill, Matt, Melissa, Sidney, and Santana.
The weather was perfect and the leaves were great!!!
o Begin at 3400’ and end at 3728’
o Approximately 1000’ of total combined vertical ascent
o We hiked the Springer Loop trail, which includes portions of the Appalachian Trail and Benton McKaye Trail. The entire loop was 4.8 miles.


nova46 - Jan 4, 2016 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Nov 27, 2015

Springer Mountain  Sucess!

Climbed in 60 degree weather, got down to 30ish that night. Spring at the shelter was flowing well.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Oct 31, 2013 6:24 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2013

AT dayhiker  Sucess!

I ended my day hiking of the AT by going up Springer from the upper parking lot, just before the falls. I did the stairs after coming back so got in a nice 4,358' of gain on the 16.5 mile RT hike.


Ibswoha - Apr 14, 2012 9:02 pm Date Climbed: Nov 8, 2011

Section Hike  Sucess!

First night out on a short section hike to Clingman's Dome. One of the best sunsets seen.


mlt205 - Mar 25, 2012 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2012

Glad To Have Seen It  Sucess!

Really cool place to go. I would like to either be starting or ending a thru hike next time though.


NJTripper - Dec 5, 2010 5:17 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2009

Start the AT here...  Sucess!

Started my AT hike to Neels Gap on a clear - cool day... Views could be better... but it is an iconic summit!


TiogaBradford - May 9, 2010 10:50 pm Date Climbed: May 8, 2010

Wonderful in spring....  Sucess!

Backpacked from Amicalola Falls to the top of Springer, spending one night on the AT Approach Trail. The best part of the hike, in my opinion, was the brilliant green of spring. Absolutely brilliant!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 9, 2010 10:41 am Date Climbed: May 3, 2010

North Bound week-long section hike of AT  Sucess!

Sadly, the peak was socked in with clouds this morning. We were heading out after a relaxing night at the Len Foote Inn (4 inches of rain that night!) and enjoyed this peak, even though we couldn't see a darn thing and the humidity was insane.


SLinehan88 - Mar 23, 2009 11:44 am Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2009

First Day of Spring  Sucess!

I've made it to both ends of the AT. Now I need to fill in the middle.


nextyearranier - Nov 4, 2008 8:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2003

Short summer hike via Approach Trail  Sucess!

Hiked from the Approach Trail on a steamy August day. Decent view from the summit. Wish I could have gone further.


Turbo - Oct 24, 2008 9:04 am Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2008

AT SoBo  Sucess!

Southbound thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail.


gabem - May 23, 2008 5:23 pm Date Climbed: Apr 26, 2008

Amicalola to Springer and on to the AT.

Hiked this early in the morning and unfortunately when I got to the top it was all fogged in. I had camped the night before about a mile and half south on the approach trail that starts at Amicalola Falls. In total, this was an 18 mile day and a little more challenging than I expected with a 40lb pack. There was a really nice gentleman on top that had a register to collect peoples names and provide some great information on the trail. I wish I remembered his name...

mlbcard - May 20, 2008 12:11 am Date Climbed: May 18, 2008

Short route  Sucess!

Was running out of time (had to head back to the airport), but I really wanted to see the southern end of the AT. Great short hike, can't wait to return for more AT peaks.


johnmnichols - Dec 31, 2007 6:36 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2005

Welcome to the AT  Sucess!

Great introduction to the AT. Always fun watching beginning throughhikers with overloaded packs being overly surprised with how much up and down the Georgia AT section has.


gabem - May 23, 2008 5:24 pm

Re: Welcome to the AT

I'm guilty but I'm glad I could provide some amusement to someone haha.


Six2 - Nov 28, 2007 1:41 am

Lazy, as usual  Sucess!

I "climbed" Springer (up from FS 42) on a section hike in November 2002. It was cold! Hiked on to Hawk Mountain.


eric-griz - Nov 18, 2007 9:03 pm Date Climbed: Mar 31, 2000

Approach Trail  Sucess!

The start of my epic thru-hike journey.

Wade Baker

Wade Baker - Oct 27, 2007 2:58 am Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2001

50 Miles  Sucess!

Bagged Springer on the way to the SP.


catullus - Sep 18, 2007 1:46 am Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2007

start of georgia AT  Sucess!

Hiked from Springer to Dick's Creek Gap over four days with my father.


atavist - Jul 21, 2007 7:43 am Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2000

AT: section 1  Sucess!

hiked up from Amicalola Falls. The first night we got nailed by an ice storm. The old slumberjack couldn't cut it. fmao. Five days later I hiked out at Dicks Creek Gap, some 70 miles was my longest hike to date.

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