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Vertical Mile

At 6,593 feet, Mount Le Conte towers more than 5,280 feet above the Little Pigeon River in downtown Gatlinburg. The Vertical Mile Challenge involves starting at the river near Ripley’s Aquarium and climbing to High Top. (Stopping at the lodge does not count. Don’t be fooled by the 6,593 sign on the dining hall, which is actually about 6,350.) The list below includes completers I’ve identified since 2019, though I would like to add those who did the vertical mile previously. If you or someone you know should be added to this list, email LeConteLog@gmail.com. Some records for this challenge are also listed on the Fastest Known Times website.

DATE
NAME
UP TIME, ROUTE (MILES)
ROUNDTRIP TIME, ROUTE DOWN (MILES)
1922-11-11
J. Frank Machamer Jr.
3:30, from Gatlinburg
1930-04-18
J.N. “Nick” Robinson
13:58, from Knoxville (51.5 miles)
2019-12-14
Christopher Hanlon
4:33:57 Bullhead
Rainbow (23.4)
2020-05-23
Luke Bollschweiler
3:46:54 Bullhead
Rainbow (23.1)
2021-03-19
Hayes Hickman
Rainbow
8:22 Rainbow (22.0)
2021-03-19
Jonathan Borsodi
Rainbow
8:22 Rainbow (22.0)
2021-03-27
Joe Miller
3:30 Rainbow
Rainbow (19.8)
2021-04-11
Timothy Massey
5:52:40
Rainbow (24.9)
2021-04-28
Jeff Wadley
Rainbow
13:00, Rainbow (23.4)
2021-04-28
Katie Logan
Rainbow
13:00, Rainbow (23.4)
2021-05-01
Timothy Massey
6:36:59 Rainbow
Trillium (23.4)
2021-05-01
Phillip “P-Nut” Clarkson
6:36:59
Trillium (23.4)
2021-05-08
Luke Bollschweiler
3:11:51 Rainbow
Rainbow (20.9)
2021-10-01
Scott Leslie
6:00:00~ Rainbow
Alum (17.4)
2021-10-02
Todd Hunt
Bullhead
8:15:00, Rainbow (22.5)
2021-10-02
Salah Ayoupi
Bullhead
8:15:00, Rainbow (22.5)
2021-10-02
Jae Lumley
Bullhead 7:42:30
Rainbow (22.5)
2021-10-02
Jake Anderson
Bullhead
8:15:00, Rainbow (22.5)
2021-10-02
Colby Glass
Bullhead, 7:42:30
Rainbow (22.5)
2021-11-10
Daniel Whitson
Rainbow
7:58:00, Rainbow (22.5)
2021-12-23
Jordan Lacy
5:27, Rainbow
9:23:57, Bullhead (22.4)
2021-12-23
Caitlin Lacy
5:27, Rainbow
9:23:57, Bullhead (22.4)
2021-12-23
Tara Graham
5:27, Rainbow
9:23:57, Bullhead (22.4)
2021-12-23
Bill Carlson
5:27, Rainbow
9:23:57, Bullhead (22.4)
2021-12-23
Kristi Gentry
5:27, Rainbow
9:23:57, Bullhead (22.4)
2021-12-23
Jules Osborn
5:27, Rainbow
9:23:57, Bullhead (22.4)
2021-12-23
Lexi Rohrbach
5:27, Rainbow
9:23:57, Rainbow (22.5)
2022-01-23
Alexandra Garcia
Rainbow via Sugarlands
9:57:26 Bullhead (23.05)
2022-01-23
Claire Schamp
Rainbow via Sugarlands
9:57:26 Bullhead (23.0)
2022-02-22
Johnny Osborne
4:39, Bullhead
7:26, Bullhead (22.5)
2022-03-11
Brad Gibson
4:30:13, Rainbow (11.0)
9:39:05, Bullhead (22.6)
2022-03-11
Charlie Hammack
4:30:13, Rainbow (11.0)
9:39:05, Bullhead (22.6)
2022-03-17
Jamie Levan
6:30, Rainbow
Trillium
2022-03-17
Nic Horn
6:30, Rainbow
Trillium
2022-04-15
Clint Hester
6:16, Rainbow (10.3)
Trillium
2022-04-15
Lauren Adcock
6:16, Rainbow (10.3)
Trillium
2022-05-03
Steve Papke
4:41:51, Rainbow (10.59)
9:41:51, Rainbow
2022-05-03
Steve Duesler
4:41:51, Rainbow (10.59)
9:41:51, Rainbow
2022-05-03
Ken Bechley
4:41:51, Rainbow (10.59)
9:41:51, Rainbow
2022-05-03
Mike Trimble
4:41:51, Rainbow (10.59)
9:41:51, Rainbow
2022-05-03
Joe Morris
4:41:51, Rainbow (10.59)
9:41:51, Rainbow
2022-06-04
Brian Solomon
6:28 Bullhead (11.0)
11:36, Rainbow
2022-06-04
Heidi Marsh
6:28, Bullhead (11.0)
11:36, Rainbow
2022-06-09
Jessica Doppelt
4:45, Rainbow
9:03, Bullhead
2022-06-09
Caroline Sullivan
4:45, Rainbow
9:03, Bullhead
2022-06-20
Paul Sherry
7:00, Trillium
12:30, Trillium (27.0)
2022-08-12
Alicia Girardeau
4:22, Rainbow
7:53, Bullhead (21.31)
2022-08-22
Bobby Morrison
7:42, Bullhead
12:30
2022-09-27
Melissa Coatney
3:49:34, Rainbow (10.3)
7:39:04, Bullhead (22.1)
2022-10-09
Larry Russell
4:28, Rainbow
9:20, Bullhead, Sugarlands (23.4)
2022-10-12
Kevin Akard
5:07, Bullhead (11.0)
9:42, Rainbow (22.2)
2022-10-12
Luke Akard
5:07, Bullhead (11.0)
9:42, Rainbow (22.2)
2022-10-23
Larry Russell
3:54, Rainbow
Bullhead, Sugarlands
2022-11-06
Missy Malone
4:54, Bullhead
9:54, Trillium, Airport Rd (24.4)
2022-11-06
Larry Russell
4:54, Bullhead
9:54, Trillium, Airport Rd (24.4)
2022-11-13
Tara Bankes
5:50, Rainbow
10:20, Rainbow (22.6)
2022-11-13
Erin Bankes
5:50, Rainbow
10:20, Rainbow (22.6)
2024-05-26
Navya Raghoji
Rainbow
12:00, Rainbow (22.0)
2024-05-26
Riri Townsend
Rainbow
12:00, Rainbow (22.0)
2024-06-01
Amanda Langell
Bullhead
8:00, Rainbow (23.0)
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