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tiogaRock Gardens!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2008


Climbed via the Cheaha Lake Trail and spent quite a while at the Rock Garden. Beautiful area! Most would probably assume that there is nothing like this in Alabama. The summit itself was anticlimatic, but the mountain itself is impressive for this state. It was a great day for climbing.
Posted Apr 14, 2008 1:11 pm

jimeganCHEAHA MTN  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007


Posted Feb 7, 2008 1:10 pm

TiogaBradfordSurprisingly Beautiful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2008


Climbed up from Cheaha Lake to the Rock Gardens, and then found the top by following a myriad of roads to the highpoint. The best part was the view from the Rock Gardens...a surprisingly beautiful view, and I had it mostly to myself. 7th highpoint, I think.
Posted Jan 12, 2008 5:41 pm

RedwicVery Enjoyable!!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2007


The Observation Tower was worth the drive to this State Highpoint. Beautiful weather, gorgeous views. I met a couple of highpointers from Georgia, and talked with them for a while.
Minor highpointing milestone: This was my 10th State Highpoint reached.
Posted Dec 29, 2007 12:41 pm

weeds19Constructing  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2002


There was construction going on all around the summit, but they let me sneak in and tag the highest point. A nice area.
Posted Dec 24, 2007 5:30 pm

tacoturnerRoute Climbed: Road. By Car. Date Climbed: March 16, 2007  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2007


Drove up Friday and hiked and bouldered around Bald Rock (after making the obligatory stop at the highpoint), then watched the sunset at Pulpit Rock. Completely alone on the trails (refreshingly). Was joined by co-workers after making camp in the lower primitive camping. BEAUTIFUL WEATHER. In the morning hiked into the rock gardens and rappelled and climbed until sunset on Saturday. The absolute best weekend I've in the last 9 month of living in Alabama.
Posted Mar 19, 2007 1:09 am

The edgeHP #29  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2002

The edge

Chea.. what??
Took a while to find it...
We wouldn't be able to understand the english the local were speaking...!!
Posted Mar 14, 2007 3:39 pm

rkrevaldNumber Five!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2007


My dog Spanky and I nail number five! In a little over a month we've hit a full 10% of the nation's state summits. (The easy ones actually) Read all about it at http://50summits.blogspot.com
Posted Mar 10, 2007 10:00 pm

5dootiesBegin Bowl Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2006
Dootie #3 and I hit this one on the way to The PapaJohns.com bowl in Birmingham. Beautiful sites, absolutely love it. Very first high point!
Posted Jan 9, 2007 10:45 pm

CRiedel2First Thing I did New Years 2007  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2007


Car camped here Dec 31st, no beer sold in AL on Sundays, so no New Years drinking for me this time. Woke up early and hiked up from the Cheaha trailhead parking, through the woods, then followed the road up through the gate and on to the summit. Very foggy, but a nice tower at least. About 2 miles round trip. The Park Ranger was very nice late the night when I got there and started setting up my car camp when asking me what I was doing at 11:45 on December 31st after I parked, hahaha. Good guys, Nice area, wanted to hike up Talladega Mt too, but had to get driving. Surprised that's not on here yet...Highpoint #7.
Posted Jan 2, 2007 8:16 pm

jbslistSweet home Alabama!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2004


Go to Cheaha all the time, great views and a decent place to take car campers for a night. No real challenge, but a nice day nonetheless.
Posted Dec 13, 2006 5:01 pm

WoundedKneeNice area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006


Drive-up. Did some more hiking in the area. Nice state park.
Posted Dec 4, 2006 12:00 pm

surgentI was there, too  Sucess!


Quickie visit. Just drove up - #2 of 3 state HPs this day. Lots of rain.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 7:48 pm

royswkrPaid 50 cent entry fee although museum was closed  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 4, 1991
Posted Aug 8, 2006 10:50 pm

gwave47Wheres the trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2006


Couldn't find a trail that started at the base and went to the top. So I started at the top and went to the bottom and returned back up. The views were decent, I guess the best AL has to offer, it was worth the trip and it was highpoint number 4.
Posted Jun 15, 2006 3:28 am

TLPFor Alabama this is impressive  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2006


I was impressed by this mountain. I didn't think Alabama would have something like this. There's a nice overlook on the drive there that gives you a good idea of the size of this mountain.
Posted May 29, 2006 1:24 pm

jakefrisbeeCheck it off  Sucess!


Summited during a drive from FL to MI.
Posted Mar 15, 2006 3:39 am

srclimb1Archaeology Survey  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2000


Great view to conduct fieldwork...
Posted Feb 23, 2006 3:05 pm

e-docdrive up  Sucess!


At a conference in Atlanta. Drove over to bag as a state HP. Looks like a neat place to spend a few days backpacking
Posted Feb 15, 2006 5:02 am

Joseph ClaghornRoute Climbed: Lake Trail Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

Joseph Claghorn

This is actually the most accessible high point from Atlanta, and is one of the best ones in the region. I've done a lot of trips to the North Georgia Mountains, but was pleasantly suprised by the "Alabama Alps" with the scenic parkway (a diminuitive blue Ridge parkway). Be careful when hiking here in the late spring/summer. Although the terrain feels a lot like North Georgia, the elevations are significantly lower and it can get very hot, especially if you are trying the Lake Trail approach, which I highly recommend.
Posted Jan 23, 2006 5:44 pm

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