Brasstown Bald Climber's Log

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wannabepeakbagger - Oct 31, 2017 8:15 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2017

Almost drive up  Sucess!

At least I walked the final half mile. Lots of folks out today since the weather was great.


Walkoutnow - Nov 22, 2016 11:26 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2016

HP #19  Sucess!

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...


McCannster - Nov 21, 2016 10:36 am Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2016

#33  Sucess!

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.


TJ311 - Nov 12, 2016 6:18 am Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2016

Highpoint # 21  Sucess!

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.


jdzaharia - Oct 10, 2016 1:08 pm Date Climbed: Oct 1, 2016

Clear Day  Sucess!

Great views in all directions. Hit both Towns and Union County HPs.


mbjakusz - Sep 12, 2016 3:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2014

HP #13  Sucess!

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.


larvitar - Jun 8, 2016 10:55 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2016

Larvitour Stop #9  Sucess!

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.

jakegarber - May 9, 2016 8:51 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2013

Way back from FL  Sucess!

Drove to parking lot and hiked the rest of the way up


joseyinnet - Apr 22, 2016 10:28 pm Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2016

State HP #32  Sucess!

Really hot afternoon hike. Great views, but really hazy in the heat.


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

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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.

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