North Carolina High Point Hike

Highpoint 36. North Carolina, Mt. Mitchell, 6578 ft, 10/12/03

Used Wingers' book for guidance. Zumwalt's book has an area road map.

There are rest rooms at the drive-up trail head.

While Asheville motel rooms were completely full because of visitors looking for fall leave color, I encountered no traffic on the Blue Ridge Parkway, at 7 am. Noticed 5 cars at the first vista, so I stopped. Everyone was waiting to see the sunrise, which occurred at 7:45 this day.

It was foggy on top. I'm sure the fog burned off later in the day. I did not wait, because I wanted to summit Kentucky yet today.

North Carolina highpoint
Marker Marker
The benchmark is located in the stone outcrop visible behind the sign and to the right. The benchmark is located in the stone outcrop visible behind the sign and to the right.