Ascent of Mount Mitchell on 2018-04-08

Climber: Alden Holmes

Date:Sunday, April 8, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Mitchell
    Location:USA-North Carolina
    Elevation:6684 ft / 2037 m

Ascent Trip Report

The trip to get here was very eventful. It started yesterday with a drive up 80 to get on the Blue Ridge Parkway from the north side … only to find it was closed due to weather. So three other high points later, and I’m at the south end of the BRP only to find it was it’s still closed. I’d all but given up on this one until I got down to where I had service and realized the north side was open. So about a two hour trip around would get me there … if it stayed open. Long and short of it is I made it right about 6pm. A short hike to the top and beautifully clear views in all directions. Only one other couple on the tower when I got there. They left shortly after and I had the tower completely to myself. A fitting conclusion to my six high point adventure. Now just a long drive ahead of me to Greensboro, a soccer game tomorrow, and then a flight home.
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Road Hike

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