Mount Mitchell, North Carolina (6,684 feet)

Mount Mitchell, North Carolina (6,684 feet)

Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

July 26th, 2002, 5:19 pm #1

Post your trip reports about North Carolina's highest point.

Read about the summit:
http://americasroof.com/nc.shtml
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August 14th, 2002, 4:12 am #2

Last edited by dipper on March 15th, 2004, 10:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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March 15th, 2004, 10:17 pm #3

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May 5th, 2004, 6:28 pm #4

Post your trip reports about North Carolina's highest point.

Read about the summit:
http://americasroof.com/nc.shtml
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

May 6th, 2004, 5:08 pm #5

Post your trip reports about North Carolina's highest point.

Read about the summit:
http://americasroof.com/nc.shtml
http://www.dennypayne.com/highpoints/nc.html
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Joined: January 21st, 2004, 4:26 pm

August 24th, 2004, 4:53 am #6

Post your trip reports about North Carolina's highest point.

Read about the summit:
http://americasroof.com/nc.shtml
3rd highpoint! Check out my trip report and pictures at:
http://shelleypotts.com/AboutMe/HighPoints/NC.html

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Joined: August 29th, 2004, 9:35 pm

August 29th, 2004, 10:41 pm #7

Post your trip reports about North Carolina's highest point.

Read about the summit:
http://americasroof.com/nc.shtml
I wasn't completely satisfied with just driving to the High Point. Maybe thats because I went up there a bunch of times while I lived in the area. So Me and two others guys decided to hike there. We found out about an old logging road that goes from Ridgecrest Conference Center (just outside of Black Mountain) all the way to the Blue Ridge Parkway. From there you hike along the road into the park and jump on the Moutnains 2 Sea trail to the summit. The whole hike is about 16 miles. We started early in the morning before daylight and started up. You have to love the Southeast because it was already muggy and warm. The weather was perfect. Our first break we walked a couple hundred feet off the trail and found a rock ledge with a wide open view of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The trail was pretty empty excempt for a runner and a couple mountain bikers. Once we got into the state park we only had about 4 miles left, but for some reason they seemed like the longest 4 miles of my life. It wasn't tough, it just never seemed to end. Finally we got to a sign that told us we where withing 1 mile of the summit. The ascent was a good one. The trail switchbacked though a forest that reminded me of when Luke went to find Yoda in the swamp. We arrived at the summit in a midst of people who looked at us like we might have over-exaggerated the 1/4 mile hike to the summit. Once we got up their we found that the nearest phone to call a ride was another 2 miles. It was a great hike!
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Joined: August 31st, 2004, 1:17 am

August 31st, 2004, 1:23 am #8

Post your trip reports about North Carolina's highest point.

Read about the summit:
http://americasroof.com/nc.shtml
dean has a great website on mt.mitchell and even a video http://members.cox.net/mt.mitchell
www.members.cox.net/mt.mitchell
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Joined: September 14th, 2004, 9:17 pm

September 14th, 2004, 9:29 pm #9

found it, thanks for the post kewl web site
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April 28th, 2005, 7:43 pm #10

Post your trip reports about North Carolina's highest point.

Read about the summit:
http://americasroof.com/nc.shtml
After already bagging Georgia and South Carolina's highpoints earlier that day we were determined to get North Carolina's as well. We left Asheville on Blue Ridge Parkway just after dark and encountered signs that said "No thru traffic 8 miles ahead (it's about 35 to the summit road). Unaffected by the signs, we discovered 8 miles down the road another sign that said "Road Closed at Mount Mitchell." We then proceeded to drive through the thickest mountain fog I've ever seen . . .at night. I was driving 15 mph down the middle of the road and it took forever to get to the summit road. We drove up to the parking lot and hiked the trail to the summit with 45 mph winds and mist/fog/rain. We snapped the picture only to get back to the warm car and begin the 2 hour drive back to Asheville. We definitely shouldn't have been out there but we're young and crazy enough to try and we got it done and the warm beds and Taco Bell in Asheville were great.
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