Clingman's Dome, Tennessee (6,643 Feet)

Clingman's Dome, Tennessee (6,643 Feet)

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July 26th, 2002, 5:33 pm #1

Post your trip reports about Tennessee's highest point.

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http://americasroof.com/tn.shtml
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

August 14th, 2002, 4:50 am #2

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March 15th, 2004, 11:32 pm #3

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May 5th, 2004, 6:29 pm #4

Post your trip reports about Tennessee's highest point.

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May 6th, 2004, 5:06 pm #5

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August 19th, 2004, 8:14 pm #6

Post your trip reports about Tennessee's highest point.

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I did Climgmans Dome when I was 9yrs old. I remember it to be an enjoyable hike. It felt like I was still at sea level which is sad beacuse its the highest point in TN, but it is an easy 1 mile hike. The view from the top is really cool, TN is great for dayhikes and a beautiful place to roam. If your not into big hiking do this peak. The view from the top is an awsome sight in the fall.

Tony Clark
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August 24th, 2004, 4:57 am #7

Post your trip reports about Tennessee's highest point.

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4th highpoint! Check out my trip report and pictures at:
http://shelleypotts.com/AboutMe/HighPoints/TN.html

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November 7th, 2004, 10:37 pm #8

Post your trip reports about Tennessee's highest point.

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I climbed Clingmans Dome, the Highpoint of Tennessee at 6643 feet, on Tuesday, June 1st, 2004. It was my 23rd state highpoint.

After checking out of my timeshare condo at the Sky Valley Resort, in Dillard, GA on Sunday morning, I drove to Blairsville, GA where I spent an enjoyable few days visiting an old Marine Corp buddy who has a nice cabin in the hills nearby. Tuesday morning I said goodbye and drove north to the Smoky Mountain National Park. I arrived at the Clingmans Dome parking area at approximately 12:30PM. It was very crowded and I wound up parking about as far away from the trailhead as possible and still be in the parking area. I began my hike at about 1:00PM. It was a beautiful, clear day and 60 degrees, although it was hot and humid at the lower altitudes of the park and in the nearby towns. The trail was very crowded with many fat, obviously out of shape people. I doubt half of them made it the ½ mile to the top. I was concerned that somebody was going to have a heart attack and my CPR card was expired. I don’t recall seeing any Park Rangers on the trail although there was probably somebody with a portable radio nearby, especially with such a large crowd of people exerting themselves. I was feeling good after spending the past week hiking and jogging in the mountains of northeastern Georgia. The condo I stayed at in Georgia was at about 6000 feet so the altitude of Clingmans Dome didn’t bother me at all. I walked quickly to the summit in 15 minutes and enjoyed spectacular views. I didn’t stay long because the area was way too crowded for my taste.

After I left Clingmans Dome I drove north toward Black Mountain, KY, arriving there at 6:30PM.
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Joined: February 12th, 2005, 7:59 pm

April 25th, 2005, 5:40 pm #9

Post your trip reports about Tennessee's highest point.

Read about the summit:
http://americasroof.com/tn.shtml
(see Brasstown Bald for start of trip and Mt Rogers for the reason its only 4.5)

From MT Rogers I drove straight to Clingmans Dome Got to the parking lot at about 700 or so. It was still dark and the sun was just starting to come out but it was very cloudy and there was lots of fog. There were a lot of people up there trying to take pictures but there wasnt much to see that day. I did the short hike to the sumit tower and took a few pictures myself and tagged my 4th sumit in less the 24 hours (should have been 5 in 24hours but you'll have to read my Mt. Rogers report for that)
OK now its back to the car and back to Atlanta and on the plane to phoenix.

side note for climbers I stopped at the rock gym just north of Atlanta Adrenaline Climbing and did some bouldering for a few hours before heading to the airport. This place rocks they have great route setters and Trey is pretty cool if you are in the Atlanta area and need a climbing fix check it out. off exit 111 from the 85 south, 2.2 miles west to the train tracks, then the very first right, one mile on the left side of the road(thanks Trey)

and once again if anyone know if there is a record for most state sumits in one day or in 24hours please let me know or if you have done more then 4 in one day or 5 in 24hours.

"Reaching the sumit is optional,getting back down isn't" - Ed Viesturs
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 6:08 am

April 26th, 2005, 6:03 am #10

There was an article in a recent A to Z on the most HPs in a day. 8 if I recall correctly. You can also search the main forum.

We got 5 in 24 hours and could have had #6 in about 25, but got some sleep when we realized we weren't going to make it in 24. I think we were doing the same ones you were: GA-SC-NC-TN-VA and KY was the 6th that we bagged the next morning.
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