Mount Mitchell Backpacking

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 5:00 PM

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Join Venture as we look to summit the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi River: 6,684-foot Mount Mitchell.

Learn and practice camp-craft skills while navigating through this epic landscape.

On Friday, we’ll start our hike from the Black Mountain Campground and camp along the foot of the Black Mountains after a moderate approach.  

The next day promises to have the most elevation gain as we ascend all the way up to the Commissary Hill campsite, which is less than 1,000 feet from the summit.

On Sunday morning, we’ll ascend Mount Mitchell and take in the panoramic views and the satisfaction of achieving our objective.  

Come prepared to challenge yourself physically and emotionally while traveling with a supportive group on this end-of-summer backpacking trip.

Please note that spaces on this trip are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Your registration is not complete until both steps are finished.

Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 18, 5:00-7:00 PM.

Pre-Trip Meeting Attendance Policy

Attendance at the pre-trip meeting is required. Registered participants who miss the pre-trip meeting will be taken off the trip roster and are not guaranteed a refund. Please keep this in mind when making decisions about participation.



Event Details

Cone University Center
Venture Office, Cone 225
$70 for students
$95 for Faculty
$110 for community


Contact Information

Brian Holcomb


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Event Date & Time

Friday, September 21, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, September 23, 2018 (All day)