Brasstown Bald Climber's Log

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xDoogiex - Mar 16, 2016 4:01 am Date Climbed: Mar 13, 2016

#26  Sucess!

Nice views after a short hike


funnyfarm - Feb 26, 2016 10:57 am Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2016

Snow at the top  Sucess!

Gorgeous views on a clear cold day. Georgia sure makes their high point a great place to go. Just a few brave souls out. 19th HP.


dsprice - Jan 8, 2016 10:14 am Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2015

HP #5: Grey and Beautiful  Sucess!

After a three-day section hike on the AT, we drove to Helen, GA (about 20 mi. from the summit) for showers and German food. An interesting local attraction with decent hotels and eateries. Breakfast at Hofer's Bakery was noteworthy for good coffee and strudel.

Brasstown Bald was an excursion on the way home. Walked up from the top parking lot - which we had to ourselves. Facilities were shuttered, but they looked interesting. The raw beauty of the view and the history of the area make this a great visit and summit in any case.

Cold and windy in late March, the start of the AT thru-hiking season. Though we saw hundreds of AT thru-hikers during our section hike, we did not see any on this summit. Most of them no doubt had their sights set on the North Carolina state line.


JRaphaelson - Mar 9, 2015 12:01 am Date Climbed: Mar 5, 2015

Lonely  Sucess!

Had the summit all to ourselves on a chilly March day.


siekkid - Jan 6, 2015 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 5, 2011

Foggy!  Sucess!

Hiked in the fog with my cousin. State HP #8

Adam Doc Fox

Adam Doc Fox - Jan 1, 2015 3:44 pm Date Climbed: Dec 27, 2014

Southern Six Pack Winter  Sucess!

Summit #2 of 6 (TN, GA, SC, NC, VA & KY) that we ended up completing with a total time of:
36 hours, 52 minutes and 30 seconds.


punchline - Dec 27, 2014 12:14 pm Date Climbed: Dec 21, 2014

Highpoint #25  Sucess!

On a business trip gone awry ended up having two days of doing nothing in the Atlanta area. Needing to get outside for awhile I took the Jack's Knob trail up to the summit. Completely fogged in, tower closed and saw nothing.I ran into the "Brasstown Bald Buster" 5K that was going on. Heck, if I would have walked up the road I could have gotten a shirt for finishing "Georgia's Toughest 5K."


MaverickMerk - Dec 1, 2014 6:38 pm Date Climbed: Nov 30, 2014

Enotah via Arkaquah Trail  Sucess!

Started out at the petroglyphs at track rock gap. great campsite on the ridge about 3.75 miles from the trailhead under a large rock. enough room for 2-person tent. made it to the top around 8am and it was still all foggy so no views, but a fun trail along the ridge made it all worthwhile. roundtrip was a little less than 11 miles and about 3000' total elevation gain

bshirley - Nov 4, 2014 6:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2013

another HP  Sucess!

On a layover at Atlanta (well planned). Got another highpoint and had fun seeing some eastern birds too


Bajumbug - Oct 19, 2014 11:35 pm Date Climbed: Mar 30, 2013

Return visit.  Sucess!

I had such a nice time driving through the country the last time, I decided to take a lady friend I had met in Atlanta on a nice Sunday drive. Oddly, warmer and clearer weather than last year in August--a wonderful clear day, and a nice drive through the little tourist town of Helen.


Bajumbug - Oct 19, 2014 11:31 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2012

Second High Point  Sucess!

Living temporarily in Greeneville SC, I realized I could visit the "Southern Six-Pack" (GA, SC, NC, TN, KY, and VA) reasonably easily, so one Sunday morning I took off. I was disappointed to find the summit fogged in, but the ranger was nice and opened the locked door guarding the benchmark so I could get my photo.


johnm - May 5, 2014 1:21 pm Date Climbed: May 3, 2014

Brasstown Bald Trail  Sucess!

Views from the summit were impressive in every direction. Just wish I was here in October for the fall color


IdahoScott - Apr 7, 2014 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Dec 5, 2004

Highpoint #14  Sucess!

Bagged this one on the same day as South Carolina, while on a temporary project assignment in the Southeast.


Bajumbug - Oct 19, 2014 11:36 pm

Re: Highpoint #14

Ha ha-me too 8/19/12


DrewWilkerson - Jan 15, 2014 5:47 pm

Brasstown  Sucess!

a few times, including last year with Jessie.


Woodswalker - Dec 7, 2013 7:16 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2006

Brasstown Bald  Sucess!

Nice view from the top.

triviasteve - Nov 15, 2013 10:49 am Date Climbed: May 19, 2013

A trip back home...  Sucess!

I had completed about 100 miles on the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania before attempting this summit, so I was in relatively good shape.

Georgia is home for me, and I've summited Brasstown Bald many times in the past. I attacked this one from the first parking area and made excellent time getting to the top. Passed two people, one young guy and one older gentleman, both struggling really hard to make it. A muggy day, and somewhat cloudy, but the view from the top was all I remembered and then some.

Vic Hanson

Vic Hanson - Oct 31, 2013 6:34 pm Date Climbed: Oct 24, 2013

AT Day hiker  Sucess!

Started on the Jacks Knob trail at the entrance to the park, hiked to the summit and then back down and up to the AT before returning to my vehicle, 12.1 miles, 4095' of gain.


zimzimhp - Sep 19, 2013 1:49 pm Date Climbed: Sep 17, 2013

HP #9  Sucess!

Number 9 for us... took the easy way up and traveled the .6 mile trail from the parking lot. Had we been there a few minutes earlier we probably wouldn't have seen a thing because of the fog, but the view was nice. Windy, chilly. Waved to the live cameras for folks back home. Ate at Hole in the Wall diner in Blairsville. Nice place. Looking forward to moving on now to double digits.

Linejudge - Feb 27, 2013 11:31 am Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2007

HP #9  Sucess!

Climbed in the dark.

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