Caldwell County Highpoint Trip Report

Grandfather Mtn

Date: December 28, 2004
Author: Patrick Craft

The northernmost peak of Grandfather Mountain is Calloway Peak, county HP of Watauga and Caldwell counties. Met some old friends in Boone, had breakfast, then went to Footsloggers to get our permit. We then went up the parkway to the pull-off at milepost 299. Enjoyed a nice hike up Daniel Boone trail to Calloway Peak. Sparse snow. Trail icy above 5000 feet, such that I wish I brought my 6 point crampons. Wonderful views, sunny, temp in 40's. Great way to spend the day with old friends.