Attic Window Peak Comments
[ Post a Comment ]
|Grandfather Mountain is about as good as it gets out here, and this page certainly does it justice.|
Although the weather doesn't get as bad as your neck of the woods, you may have understated winter weather here. It can get very cold (below 0 F) and windy from time to time.
|Posted Jun 19, 2009 3:59 pm|
|Sarah Simon||Re: Nice page|
Thanks for the input on the weather. I'll adjust my winter statements. I think of W NC as "mild" compared to the high peaks in Colorado in the winter...but you are very correct (and I trust a local's input) that cold is still cold and I shouldn't under-prepare visitors for winter's wrath.
PS: We LOVED this area a LOT. Beautiful! Mountains. Waterfalls. Flowering shrubs. It just knocked us off our feet.
|Posted Jun 19, 2009 4:33 pm|
|Thanks for adding... Attic Window (along with the rest of the Crest trail) is now part of NC's newest State Park:|
It was purchased from private hands (the Morton family) last year (though they retain the gift shop, restuarant, and Swinging Bridge area).
WoundedKnee is right. This ridge can have sustained hurricane force winds with very low temperatures in the winter rivaling the likes of Mount Washington (albeit briefly)... and with ice and snow becomes very technical. The best way to access in the winter (as the Swinging Bridge road is often closed) is via the Profile Trail... trailhead on the west side off Hwy 105.
I am glad you enjoyed your visit to out state. BTW, though I haven't been in a few months, CO is one of my very favorite places!
|Posted Jun 19, 2009 7:54 pm|
|Sarah Simon||Re: Good job!|
Thanks for the note about the State Park purchase. I must confess, nothing I saw during my visit to this area suggested state park ownership...sly.
Feel free to add a route to this page. I did my duty adding this mountain. ;)
|Posted Jun 19, 2009 8:42 pm|