Great hike on a perfect day!
Remnants of Tropical Storm Nate really kept me from enjoying this summit. It was cold and windy with no visibility but what a great experience...I will have to come back!
Barely made summit before sunset. On a work trip, I rented a convertible Mustang and ran upstate to make this sunset. Saw a few bats flying on the way down.
At least I walked the final half mile. Lots of folks out today since the weather was great.
Third of a 5 HP long weekend. Alone at top, 21 degrees with nice wind. Great views, except for the multiple fires in the visible area. On to South Carolina from here...
Did this first thing in the morning, and had the entire place to ourselves. Views were really good, but lots of fires in the area.
On a 3 week RV trip. Hit 4 state highpoints. Dogs in tow. Took the short hike up from the parking lot. Beautiful day and great autumn colors. Stayed at a campground about 8 miles away and we could see the summit tower from town (Hiawassee) Pretty amazing.
Great views in all directions. Hit both Towns and Union County HPs.
This was our 13th Highpoint and the first stop on our week long trip of six Highpoints. We made the short hike from the parking lot to the summit. There is a shuttle that can run you to the top.
I started up from Jack's Gap at 6 am, hoping to catch the sunrise at the summit... but I got to the top an hour late. Oh well. The views were still quite nice in the morning light, and I had the high point almost to myself.
Drove to parking lot and hiked the rest of the way up
Really hot afternoon hike. Great views, but really hazy in the heat.
Nice views after a short hike
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.
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.
Had the summit all to ourselves on a chilly March day.
Hiked in the fog with my cousin. State HP #8
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.