Only headed to the parking lot for the TOUR DE GEORGIA bike race. (Lance finished third, I think.) Late April in Georgia and who'd have guessed that there'd be snow flurries all day? I wore my shorts and Tevas, but gave up my fleece to an ungrateful woman.
This mountain is best climbed by bike (or running alongside Lance).
Yes I'm signing the register twice! After leaving the summit and getting ~40 miles toward Atlanta, I realized that my sunglasses were still on Georgia's highest point. Even though they're "cheapos", I always have a hard time finding ones that don't make me look like a bug. Begrudgingly, I drove back up as darkness was fast approaching. Happy to find the lower gate still open, I jogged up through the rain to find my glasses exactly where I thought they would be!
A quick jog up the trail to find the tower fenced off. I climbed up a crumbly & mossy Class 3 dihedral on the north side of the summit to reach the top.
A beautiful view from the top!
Easy walk at night.
Nice views of the surrounding hills. Fall colors were spectacular.
Unfortunately the morning I was here there was dense fog and could not see anything from the summit. I liked the old wagon trail that was still there from back in the days when people went up here with horse and buggy.
Started going up to Brasstown Bald when I was eight years old. I haven't been up there in about four years, though. Glad someone finally did a summitpost for the highest mountain in my home state.
We climbed Brasstown Bald, via the road, which was covered in snow. It was over 3 miles to the summit, and the stars were spectacular!