Climbing Mt Mitchell

I got back to the Old Mitchell Trailhead at 1:55 pm after a hike that had taken me a little less than three-and-a-half hours (which included spending almost an hour at or near the summit of the mountain). Despite the weather, I was pleased Id resisted the temptation take the easy way to the top by doing what the occupants of this car (and everyone else with the exception of the couple from Tennessee that Id met on the trail) were doing namely, driving to the summit car park. Id had an enjoyable and not especially difficult solo hike to the top of Mt Mitchell and back