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"Climbing" Mt. Mitchell

Two days ago I - or, rather, my car - climbed Mt. Mitchell, North Carolina's highest point. As you can see, the view from there is quite good, although it would be better if I'd actually earned it. Apparently people do climb it in winter. At that time it's a pretty heavy-duty hike because of the weather and the snow accumulation and ice, so ice axes are necessary, but it's probably not as treacherous as, say, Katahdin or an in-season climb of Hood or Rainier. So, if I'm back in the area I might do that.

Unfortunately, the USGS survey marker was stolen (at least according to the only person I asked), but a North Carolina state survey marker remains for those who need to stand on something.

BloggingAcrossAmerica · Thu, 10/30/2003 - 19:45 · Importance: 1