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marilouJust Drove Up  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2012


HP #21. Didn't like driving up and down that steep summit drive. Part of Thanksgiving Long Weekend high pointing trip on 7 Southern States: AL, TN, GA, SC, NC, FL, MS.
Posted Nov 30, 2012 4:27 pm

bharter1st of 2  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2012
This was the 1st mountain of our 30 hour trip thru Mississippi and Alabama. The mountain is non-descript. My two boys (12 and 7) did enjoy running around on top of the mountain. Not much to do here so we didn't linger. Highpoint #12 for me. Highpoint #7 for Q. Highpoint #7 for Carson.
Posted Oct 7, 2012 5:15 am

chadbwSixteenth HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012


Last on a trip of 16 HP's. We did the drive, snapped some pictures, and headed back to Texas. I did enjoy the history on the plaque at the top.
Posted Aug 29, 2012 1:14 pm

NJTripper3 peaks.. south  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2011


1st of a 3 state swing.. #17
Posted Jun 9, 2012 9:20 pm

StumblingBearA Summit gained   Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2012


Made the final assault and gaied the summit on April 6 near 3 o'clock.
Posted May 16, 2012 10:23 am

Bark EaterSouthern Road Trip!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2012

Bark Eater

HP #30 for me. HP #14 for Lillian. Visited after being at Driskill Mountain the day before. Long drive between the two - took almost seven hours! Getting value out of the rental car. This is a nicely maintained drive up that even has a small view from the summit to the north.
Posted Apr 30, 2012 11:26 am

GlennDHP #7  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010


Pretty unimpressive. Had to be done though.
Posted Jan 21, 2012 5:11 pm

markowensHP #25  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2011


This was part of a weekend doing Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama... not the most exciting but better than sitting around the house!
Posted Dec 11, 2011 3:39 pm

AlpinistSouthern Trifecta  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011


The first of a trifecta weekend with my wife. We visited both Woodall Mountain and Britton Hill on Oct 15th and Cheaha Mountain on Oct 16th. This is my 47th state highpoint!
Posted Oct 15, 2011 9:43 pm

vbeckman74Unspectacular  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2005


Probably get good radio reception up here.
Posted Aug 21, 2011 5:54 pm

xpdaMississippi  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 1993


Not sure about the day in May
Posted Aug 10, 2011 5:07 pm

mattdalman#21  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2011


Did this one on the way to Disney as part of a family road trip. Also did Alabama and Florida's highpoint on this trip.
Posted Jun 22, 2011 9:39 pm

VtownStriderSherpa left at home!!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 1, 2011


This is #5 in my quest to hike all 50 states, it was part of multi state trip. The choice of states was totally random and I saw some horrible devastation created by the tornado's that hit a week earlier, I can't begin to describe that part. The summit was exciting no matter how small the elevation. The sign on top was very nice!!
Posted May 4, 2011 7:00 pm

BConleyMississippi HP  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2010


Easy to find. New rock monument was nice.
Posted Apr 10, 2011 4:16 pm

Steve GruhnHP # 26  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2001
Drive up.
Posted Jan 18, 2011 4:54 pm

Holsti97Meeting of the Badgers  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2010


We got up early since we had to drive to Atlanta to fly home from our 5 state Highpointing trip. Drove to the summit at about 7 AM and found a pick-up truck with Wisconsin license plates and a couple taking pictures of the new summit boulder/marker. Met fellow Highpointer Kenny Pokora and his wife and had a nice visit. Kenny has a long climbing resume including 6 of the 7 summits and has done the 50 State highpoints almost 3X. It's a small world. State HP #46 for me and #29 for my wife.
Posted Nov 10, 2010 7:10 am

kavakSummit Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010


I took the opportunity of attending my first State Highpointers Konvention because I hadn't been to Woodall Mountain. It was a very pleasant experience including the summit hike to the top. A large rock was unveiled with a commemorative plaque on the summit with the owners and news media present. I know people have dissed the mountain on more than one occasion but it certainly is a better experience now with the cleanup and the summit rock.
Posted Oct 11, 2010 6:51 pm

mlandau3Eleventh Of Eleven This Trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010


i lived in mississippi for a while - i was not surprised that all there was at the high point were some towers and a usgs marker with an empty beer bottle next to it
Posted Jul 31, 2010 5:15 pm

dspriceHP#3  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2010


*Hats off to the Highpointers for the cleanup and memorialization of the summit. I am humbled that while I griped, others took action. Great job.*

-Previous Post-

I am a Southerner, but widely-travelled. I am still frustrated by my experience on Woodall Mountain, a neglected and disregarded site that has potential to be more than it has become. The sign that once marked this summit is gone, and picnic tables installed decades ago are crumbling. Worse, the vegetation is controlled with herbicide, which was acrid and pungent when we arrived. I'm not disappointed with the hill, just in the prevailing attitudes of some people down here that allow our green places to fall into spoil and decline.

We hiked (walked) the southern approach, which is the gravel road. It is the site of decades of illegal dumping, and the trucks that drive the road DO NOT anticipate hikers. It looks like the north entrance is the better option in hindsight.

Ate a good cheeseburger at Stagg's Grocery in Florence, AL on the way home (found it on Roadfood.com). Worth the stop if you are heading back that way.
Posted Jun 6, 2010 12:54 pm

6340298Clineb it & Wrote about it  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2008
I climbed Woodall and wrote a book about it.
Check it out at amazon.com - "Climbing Woodall Mountain"
Posted Apr 6, 2010 9:59 am

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