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DrewWilkersonRabun Bald  Sucess!

DrewWilkerson

Just about every year for the last 6 or 7 years with Dad. Last year Jessie and I got above a sea of clouds very early in the morning for awesome views. Better than Brasstown.
Posted Jan 15, 2014 5:52 pm

StevenbsandersNice hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2000

Stevenbsanders

This climb is not gonna to impress anyone, but it's a nice weekend escape from ATL.
Posted Sep 11, 2013 2:07 pm

buzzdainerThree Forks Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2010
Followed the Three Forks Trail to the summit. Finding the trailhead was easy, as there was a sign at the trailhead. Trail was cler and easy to follow. About 2.5 hours round trip (and I'm a slow hiker).
Posted Jun 19, 2010 7:32 pm

TrailingSpousenice day today  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 18, 2010
Gorgeous hike up #211 (bottom trailhead) / Three Forks Trail (top trailhead). Never saw a soul either heading up or back down.

Since my last visit, some inconsiderate individual had built a fire circle right across the middle of the trail on the ridgeline that has the final climb to the top of Rabun Bald (just before the little rock garden).

Fire circle is now destroyed.
Posted Mar 18, 2010 9:05 pm

montanachrisBetter than Brasstown...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2008

montanachris

...by a large margin! This is an actual climb and is a summit that you must earn. I'm glad that Brasstown is easily accessible so that all can experience the feeling of being 'on top of the world' but, this is the way I like it! Nice views to the north of the granite slabs in the Highlands area!
Posted Dec 16, 2008 11:13 pm

unclehudMade it this time!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 10, 2008

unclehud

Took the easy and short route up the Rabun Bald Trail starting at the Kelsey Mountain Road dead end. (It's off NC Road 1628, but actually in Georgia.) Look for the yellow street name sign and the Forest Service Trailhead sign.

Easy mile-and-a-half. Brisk day, but the wind must've been gusting over 30 mph and made the "feels like" temp pretty cold. See photos from both this weekend and last weekend.

Will go again this summer. Bartram Trail from the north and from the south.
Posted Feb 10, 2008 6:18 pm

unclehudDidn't make it
Date Climbed: Feb 3, 2008

unclehud

Approached from the Rabun Bald Trail trailhead on Hale Ridge Road (USFS 7), so I was hiking through the Warwoman Wildlife Management Area.

About an hour in, I saw two bears rustling through the leaves looking for bugs. Shouted "Hello, bears!" and they took off. Kept chugging uphill for about another ten minutes, then surprised a third bear as I rounded a corner. Well, fair's fair: He surprised me, too.

Decided to go home. I thought bears hibernated?
Posted Feb 10, 2008 6:12 pm

Zac Finleyskippin class  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 7, 2007

Zac Finley

Went to my 8 o' clock class and said, "forget the other two, I'm headin up to the mountains." Took Kelsey Road up to the access road where I parked. Most of the access road was covered in thick ice and snow. Even in the Jeep, I wasn't making it to the parking area at the top of the access road. So had to start from there, about a mile below the trailhead. Even with all the snow and ice, the hike was qutie warm with the sun beating down on me. Was a bit chilly and breezy at the top. I had excellent 360 views with clear blue skys. Great hike.
Posted Feb 7, 2007 10:24 pm

gwave47Route Climbed: Three Forks Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 4, 2007

gwave47

About 2 inches of snow on 75 percent of the mountain. On the tower windspeeds were above 50 mph and the temperature was about 20 degrees. It was cold and the steepest parts were a little tough in the snow and ice without poles or crampons. However, beautiful views from the top made it worthwhile.
Posted Feb 5, 2007 9:11 pm

Bam-BamGreat views

Bam-Bam

camped up top numerous times, great 360 view
Posted Nov 17, 2006 5:22 am

surgentFun hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 24, 2000

surgent

Great views from the top.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 8:27 pm

Alcas24Bartram Trail From South  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 19, 2003

Alcas24

Didn't see a soul on this day, my favorite Georgia mountain.
Posted Sep 5, 2006 5:17 pm

WoundedKneeFrom Beegum Gap  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2006

WoundedKnee

Drove up to Beegum Gap. My measurements give 3.4 miles round trip and 1060 feet of elevation gain. Took me 65 minutes including ten on the top. Great views.
Posted Mar 14, 2006 11:23 pm

Mike NRoute Climbed: Bartram Trail from the North Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2005  Sucess!

Mike N

Great views from the top. One of Georgia's best. Ice forming along the North Side !!!
Posted Nov 23, 2005 6:48 pm

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