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Fri, Jun 11


Mount Mitchell Summit Trail


"Pitchell" is the brainchild of Asheville, NC, runner Adam Hill. It is run almost solely on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail for 67 miles from the top of Mount Pisgah to the summit of Mount Mitchell, the highest peak in the Eastern U.S. Over 16,000 feet of elevation gain.

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Time & Location

Jun 11, 2021, 9:00 AM EDT – Jun 13, 2021, 12:00 PM EDT

Mount Mitchell Summit Trail, Mount Mitchell Summit Trail, Burnsville, NC 28714, USA

About the event

You have heard of Pitchell, right? Well, move over Pitchell, this is Bitchell. An out and back from Bull Gap to Mt. Mitchell on the Mountains to Sea Trail.

The picture is from Lane Pinnacle - about 8 miles in.

The campgrounds will be closed at Craggy Dome and Mt. Mitchell, but there are a number of trail-side camp sites within a mile or so of Bull Gap. (Rattlesnake Lodge is probably the best winter camp site. WCPGW?)

There are a lot of options here, but we must account for the Blue Ridge Parkway being closed for bad weather, since Cassy and Jared are joining us. If we can get to Craggy Dome by car, then we can do a loop around Mt. Mitchell. This route is called Critchell.

And, if this isn't hard enough for you, I have another route with a 5,000' climb.

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