Brasstown Bald Climber's Log

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Jimmy Rivers - Jan 4, 2013 4:00 pm Date Climbed: May 27, 2012

GA loves their Brasstown Bald!  Sucess!

State HP #3....We took Jacks Knob Trail up and had great weather. The summit was packed with peeps, but had what was probably the nicest lookout tower to date. It's always interesting to see how some states appreciate their highpoint and others could really care less. The Bavarian town of Helen, down the road, was a riot. An interesting place to stay, tourist trap or not, i'm German ok.


marilou - Nov 30, 2012 4:14 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012

Beautiful Day, Gorgeous Views  Sucess!

HP #18. Beautiful day, gorgeous views from the top. Tower was closed because it was very icy. Park ranger showed me where the USGS marker was below the tower. Part of Thanksgiving Long Weekend high pointing trip on 7 Southern States: AL, TN, GA, SC, NC, FL, MS


Ibswoha - Nov 28, 2012 9:29 am Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2012

#5 Completed  Sucess!

Another highpoint completed. Beautiful day for a stroll to the top of Georgia. Nice hike up, but the mass hoards of people took a little away from the view. Also, they had closed the tower due to "potential for ice". Yes, it was cold up there, but the tower is completely enclosed, I don't think ice is really such a problem to prompt of closure of the tower.


technicolorNH - Nov 25, 2012 12:02 am Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012

Arkaquah Trail  Sucess!

Two hours and twenty minutes from the archeological site parking lot to the tower doors. The first thirty minutes reminded me of Plateau Mtn in the Catskills. Nice and steep. The two foot squarish boulder on the trail made a nice half way marker. Beautiful views from the ridgelines too. Quite a horde at the summit but the museum they had was well worth the trip.


jeffcrvn - Nov 24, 2012 3:58 pm Date Climbed: Nov 24, 2012

BrassTown Bald HP#1  Sucess!

Climbed Brasstown Bald today. Was visiting Brother-in-law in ATL and couldn't resist. The drive up was scenic. I took many pictures with a new camera that dumped it's memory on the way back home. How disappointing. The guy at the ranger station at the top was really cool. He let me into the gate that lead down the stairs. The marker is located right inside the door to the left on the floor. He was helpful in explaining the history of how the marker came to be located behind a door and elevated about 20 ft above its original position. I also hiked about a 1/2 mile down Jack's Knob trail before I had to turn back due to time. Great trip. Next time I will take a reliable camera!


chadbw - Aug 29, 2012 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2012

Fourteenth HP  Sucess!

The first HP we had to pay to see... I guess we should have done the longer hike option. The museum is fun. If you want to see the USGS marker you have to ask the ranger because it's just barely behind a locked door that goes to a set of stairs that's off limits to the public. Why they didn't just build the stairs six inches further away so the marker was out in the open is beyond me, but it gave my wife and I good laugh.


huskertriguy - Aug 21, 2012 8:55 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2012

Beautiful Day!  Sucess!

Fifth on a bid through the "Southern Six-Pack."

I am as reluctant to sign this log as I am to sign Sassafras Mountain's, as I took the easy way out by parking near the summit and shooting up from there. My original plan was to hike up the Jack's Knob Trail, but blisters from Mitchell (exacerbated by a run up Currahee) still needed some healing.

(I am racing Ironman Louisville in a week, hence the need to baby my feet.)

Beautiful day, GREAT views. Most rewarding summit of the Souther Six-Pack so far.

SHP #28


BConley - Aug 18, 2012 3:42 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2012

HP #22  Sucess!

Nice paved trail from parking lot to summit. Met some other HP's here who we had just ran into at SC's hp. Hiked with them to the summit. Beautiful clear day. 3rd hp for the day en route to texas.


Outdooraholic - Aug 12, 2012 11:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

#17  Sucess!

My 17th state highpoint.


cweight - May 28, 2012 5:24 pm Date Climbed: May 23, 2012

6% of the way there  Sucess!

Picked up this pretty little peak on a business trip to Atlanta. I've just started out trying to climb the highest point of all 50 states. Made it up in the morning by 915 am. Thick cottony clouds hushed the valleys; the green peaks parted the clouds in regular intervals and it was hard to believe that 4.5 million people were just miles away to the south. After watching the film in the visitors center on the top of the peak, clouds rolled in and the view was gone.


VtownStrider - Feb 8, 2012 9:28 am Date Climbed: Feb 6, 2012

Hp# 10  Sucess!

My last state on the 3 state swing brought me to this beautiful North Georgia area. I drove out of Dahlonega Georgia at about 6 Am and landed in the parking lot of Brasstown Bald about a little over an hour later. The summit lot was completely shrouded in fog, in fact it was so soupy I could not even find the trail head leading up to the summit. I started walking up a service road that was closed and the trail intersected the road so I made my way to the top. I was bummed that I had no views because of the fog but I was the only person on the top which was really cool. I friend of mine told me about a town named Helen that was close by that is completely made to look like a Bavarian town so I had breakfast in town and that was also really cool!! A must see in fact..


markowens - Dec 7, 2011 11:23 am Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2011

HP #24  Sucess!

I was the only person at the summit! It was pretty foggy, so there wasn't much a view, but it was sort of surreal being up there alone. It was a nice walk up the paved trail.


jds3038 - Sep 25, 2011 12:29 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2011


This was the second time that my hiking and HP buddy, Mike, and I have visited Brasstown Bald (first time was in 1994?). With the increase of technology (digital cameras, etc.), we basically decided to redo and document the 18 HP's we had already completed along the east coast. The disposable camera/photos just didn't cut it. Beautiful weather today and a very informative visitor's center on top.


Jow - Sep 21, 2011 10:54 am Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2011

HP #17  Sucess!

Climbed Jacks Knob Trail. They are making all new visitor center at base which will be nice. very developed but good exibits


vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 5:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 3, 2000

6 HP Weekend  Sucess!

This mountain was hard...on my car. Smoked the breaks on the way down.


xpda - Aug 10, 2011 4:44 pm Date Climbed: Feb 2, 1998

Georgia  Sucess!

Made it.


buzzdainer - Jul 4, 2011 11:08 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 2010

Wagon Road Trail  Sucess!

Hiked up the Wagon Road Trail from Young Harris College. Nice, gradual hike.


Alpinist - May 13, 2011 9:28 pm Date Climbed: May 13, 2011

Southern 6-pack  Sucess!

Second of a 6 state HP weekend. Flew into Knoxville, then hit the HPs for TN, GA, SC, NC, KY and VA. This is my 41st state HP. Surprisingly, I had the summit all to myself considering it was a Friday in May. Unfortunately, the tower wasn't open yet.


PaulRomano - Apr 18, 2011 2:34 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 2011

6th State HP  Sucess!

Took Jack's Knob Trail from the bottom of the 180 spur. Beautiful, warm, sunny day with no clouds in the sky.


islandborn11 - Apr 3, 2011 12:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 7, 2010

One of the best highpoint gift shops Ive seen  Sucess!

Had planned on making a real hike out of it but somehow missed the turnoff after finding the national forest sign and next thing I knew, I was in the parking lot. Still, I got some good leg stretching on the walk up from there and some nice views. First of two (TN) that day.

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