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Went in late Feb, there was still ice at the top of the mountain. It took us (four people, upper 20s) about 6:30-7hrs to do.

on Old Mitchell Trail

12 days ago

My first time Hiking- We got lost on the trail and couldn't find the shelter or springs and had to spend the night out in open with no food, water or shelter. Make sure to bring a MAP with you since the shelter is off trail a bit(we never found it). Views the next day were AMAZING-
Check out my video from this hike- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFrsl5w6BdY&feature=youtu.be

What a rewarding hike!!! Wish I wouldn't of washed my car yesterday though, didn't know about the 5mile gravel road to parking lot lol..but yea it was deff difficult, not crazy hard but yea..Rocks and Roots! I recommend Thick sole boots..made it up in 3hrs and down in 2 an half! I didn't like all the tourists up at summit though, like get out of my way, I just hiked almost 6miles through Hell to see this view, you drove up here!!! Needless to say I ate my lunch on the way back down where it was more private..but Trail is very well marked and just be prepared for Leg Day!

Hiked last weekend. Snow, wind, elevation and an all around great experience.

Lovely hike, great for kids.

Did an overnight starting at Carver's Gap. This trail had it all! Perfect for an overnight trip.

19 days ago

The roots were no joke. Also tons of mud from melting snow. Still a decent amount of snow on the trail on the last 600 feet. This is melting and causing lots of water and some of the rocks are wet. Also two large trees are on the trail near the switchbacks across the power lines. One you can go under, one over. All in all a great day for hiking.

My favorite hike I've done so far. Well worth it.