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IHaveArrivedHP #15  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2009


Attempted the Arkaquah Trail late in the afternoon after high pointing in Mississippi and Alabama earlier that same day. I had hoped to reach Brasstown Bald before sundown and hike back in the dark. It didn't work out. I crested a mountain with the sun already set and the overlook tower was still a mountain away. I turned around. Being pressed for time, I ended up high pointing the next day from the parking lot.
Posted Jan 20, 2010 3:00 am

HotovenGreat hike, but very very cold!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2009


I did this hike at around 10 am. and it was 21 degrees. That's not including the windchill. There was snow on top and also a great view!
Posted Dec 29, 2009 9:50 am

fridayExcellent view and sunset  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2009


Visited the folks in Douglasville during Thankgiving and couldn't resist the urge to knock out a quick high pointer, not to mention getting away from the chaotic family get together. I took my brother, out of shape, but he enjoyed the hike from the parking lot. We caught the sunset and gorgeous views over looking ranges all the way to the horizon.
Posted Nov 28, 2009 8:47 pm

MlaskyIn Memory of My Dad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2007


My Dad lived in Atlanta, GA. I was working in KY and drove down for his funeral. I climbed this on my drive back in his memory. I don't know if he had ever gone here or not, but this day he went to the top with me.
Posted Sep 25, 2009 11:44 pm

captainbuudaQuick day trip  Sucess!


Went up the easy way from the parking lot. Nice little trail. The weather wasn't bad either. Great view from the observation deck. Really one of the best views in GA. But I guess I should expect that with the parking fee and the enormous development of the summit area. Still, I guess I had to come here at least once, being an 18 year resident of GA.
Posted Jul 26, 2009 12:46 am

jeffh25HP #14  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009


Got there after the tower was closed but we hiked up to the observation deck. Really great views and a nice Highpoint. Very pretty country around there. Almost hit a bear in the road leaving the place too.
Posted Jul 14, 2009 4:51 pm

RedwicEnjoyable Hike...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 25, 2009


I opted to hike up and down from the summit. The views from the observation deck were spectacular, and the interpretive center (exhibits) had a lot of resourceful information. I would not mind visiting this HP again sometime in the future.

This was my sixth and final State Highpoint reached during Memorial Day weekend, and State Highpoint #38 for me overall.
Posted May 27, 2009 2:38 am

wildfamCold and Cloudy  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2009


We hiked up Jack's Knob trail - pretty tough "moderate" hike - felt like we'd earned it when we reached the top. Some cars and people up at the summit, but Jack's Knob trail was just us. Low clouds had the summit socked in. HP #15.
Posted Apr 11, 2009 8:17 am

adventurebugNice  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 10, 2008
Camped out there. Nice area.
Posted Mar 25, 2009 6:29 pm

JCarlsonArkaquah Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2009


Went to the top as part of a solo backpacking trip. Decent views for Georgia. Bit of a bummer coming to the parking lot after five miles of solitude however.
Posted Mar 2, 2009 12:01 am

maddie77777Foggy and cold  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2009


I'm having terrible luck with highpoints. Another completely foggy view, but the hike up was great. The summit area was really well done, too. I just wish I could have seen further than 30 feet.
Posted Feb 17, 2009 11:08 am

nextyearranierGreat day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2005


Great view from the summit. Love this area of N. Georgia.
Posted Nov 4, 2008 4:10 pm

nayrbSummit in 2007  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2007


Hit the summit w/ my wife and little girl. We had a blast! Very windy that day ... making it quite chilly ... but fun. Beautiful views to the North. We stopped by a nice winery on the way home in Young Harris (Crane Creek).
Posted Sep 8, 2008 8:52 am

skinnywhitecomicHP # 3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008


Very nice highpoint! Beautiful view, and very well maintained!
Posted Sep 1, 2008 4:25 pm

Tbacon251Very Nice!!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2008


Made the summit with my family. Very nice at the top. I asked a Ranger about the USGS marker and was shown where it was (hidden). After taking a picture of the marker and watching a short movie at the visitors center, made my way down. Very nice at the top.
Posted Aug 24, 2008 9:27 pm

eric-grizVia Jack's Knob  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008


A pleasant stroll up the mountain. That is until one of the largest parking lots I've ever seen in my whole life. You would think it was a mall and not a mountain.
Posted Aug 20, 2008 7:09 pm

ChinigoHP #11 - drive up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2003


I (with my wife (Tracy) and son (Alex), then almost 3 yrs old) did this as part of our second family HP trip. We took the easy way here!
Posted Aug 19, 2008 1:50 pm

kavakFrom parking Lot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1985


Nice weather for this. My brother in law was nice enough to take us there. He is from Atlanta and strangely and never been to his state's highpoint as well.
Posted Jun 30, 2008 10:17 am

IlafanMy fave of the south  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2008


This one is my favorite HP in the South. I like the hike in Virginia more, but this place was just fun. The markers, the tower, the view--I liked it all. On a clear day, you can see the skyscrapers of Atlanta.
Posted Jun 25, 2008 8:43 pm

Tracy22nd state highpoint  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008


Hiked up the .6-mile paved hiking path after hours but before sundown. Third highpoint in one day after doing Rogers and Clingmans earlier in the day.
Posted Jun 7, 2008 11:29 pm

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