Brasstown Bald Climber's Log

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IHaveArrived - Jan 20, 2010 3:00 am Date Climbed: Oct 29, 2009

HP #15  Sucess!

Attempted the Arkaquah Trail late in the afternoon after high pointing in Mississippi and Alabama earlier that same day. I had hoped to reach Brasstown Bald before sundown and hike back in the dark. It didn't work out. I crested a mountain with the sun already set and the overlook tower was still a mountain away. I turned around. Being pressed for time, I ended up high pointing the next day from the parking lot.


Hotoven - Dec 29, 2009 9:50 am Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2009

Great hike, but very very cold!  Sucess!

I did this hike at around 10 am. and it was 21 degrees. That's not including the windchill. There was snow on top and also a great view!


friday - Nov 28, 2009 8:47 pm Date Climbed: Nov 28, 2009

Excellent view and sunset  Sucess!

Visited the folks in Douglasville during Thankgiving and couldn't resist the urge to knock out a quick high pointer, not to mention getting away from the chaotic family get together. I took my brother, out of shape, but he enjoyed the hike from the parking lot. We caught the sunset and gorgeous views over looking ranges all the way to the horizon.


Mlasky - Sep 25, 2009 11:44 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2007

In Memory of My Dad  Sucess!

My Dad lived in Atlanta, GA. I was working in KY and drove down for his funeral. I climbed this on my drive back in his memory. I don't know if he had ever gone here or not, but this day he went to the top with me.


captainbuuda - Jul 26, 2009 12:46 am

Quick day trip  Sucess!

Went up the easy way from the parking lot. Nice little trail. The weather wasn't bad either. Great view from the observation deck. Really one of the best views in GA. But I guess I should expect that with the parking fee and the enormous development of the summit area. Still, I guess I had to come here at least once, being an 18 year resident of GA.


jeffh25 - Jul 14, 2009 4:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 11, 2009

HP #14  Sucess!

Got there after the tower was closed but we hiked up to the observation deck. Really great views and a nice Highpoint. Very pretty country around there. Almost hit a bear in the road leaving the place too.


Redwic - May 27, 2009 2:38 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2009

Enjoyable Hike...  Sucess!

I opted to hike up and down from the summit. The views from the observation deck were spectacular, and the interpretive center (exhibits) had a lot of resourceful information. I would not mind visiting this HP again sometime in the future.

This was my sixth and final State Highpoint reached during Memorial Day weekend, and State Highpoint #38 for me overall.


wildfam - Apr 11, 2009 8:17 am Date Climbed: Mar 29, 2009

Cold and Cloudy  Sucess!

We hiked up Jack's Knob trail - pretty tough "moderate" hike - felt like we'd earned it when we reached the top. Some cars and people up at the summit, but Jack's Knob trail was just us. Low clouds had the summit socked in. HP #15.

adventurebug - Mar 25, 2009 6:29 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2008

Nice  Sucess!

Camped out there. Nice area.


JCarlson - Mar 2, 2009 12:01 am Date Climbed: Feb 21, 2009

Arkaquah Trail  Sucess!

Went to the top as part of a solo backpacking trip. Decent views for Georgia. Bit of a bummer coming to the parking lot after five miles of solitude however.


maddie77777 - Feb 17, 2009 11:08 am Date Climbed: Feb 14, 2009

Foggy and cold  Sucess!

I'm having terrible luck with highpoints. Another completely foggy view, but the hike up was great. The summit area was really well done, too. I just wish I could have seen further than 30 feet.


nextyearranier - Nov 4, 2008 4:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2005

Great day  Sucess!

Great view from the summit. Love this area of N. Georgia.


nayrb - Sep 8, 2008 8:52 am Date Climbed: Feb 17, 2007

Summit in 2007  Sucess!

Hit the summit w/ my wife and little girl. We had a blast! Very windy that day ... making it quite chilly ... but fun. Beautiful views to the North. We stopped by a nice winery on the way home in Young Harris (Crane Creek).


skinnywhitecomic - Sep 1, 2008 4:25 pm Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2008

HP # 3  Sucess!

Very nice highpoint! Beautiful view, and very well maintained!


Tbacon251 - Aug 24, 2008 9:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2008

Very Nice!!!!  Sucess!

Made the summit with my family. Very nice at the top. I asked a Ranger about the USGS marker and was shown where it was (hidden). After taking a picture of the marker and watching a short movie at the visitors center, made my way down. Very nice at the top.


eric-griz - Aug 20, 2008 7:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2008

Via Jack's Knob  Sucess!

A pleasant stroll up the mountain. That is until one of the largest parking lots I've ever seen in my whole life. You would think it was a mall and not a mountain.


Chinigo - Aug 19, 2008 1:50 pm Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2003

HP #11 - drive up  Sucess!

I (with my wife (Tracy) and son (Alex), then almost 3 yrs old) did this as part of our second family HP trip. We took the easy way here!


kavak - Jun 30, 2008 10:17 am Date Climbed: Sep 22, 1985

From parking Lot  Sucess!

Nice weather for this. My brother in law was nice enough to take us there. He is from Atlanta and strangely and never been to his state's highpoint as well.


Ilafan - Jun 25, 2008 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2008

My fave of the south  Sucess!

This one is my favorite HP in the South. I like the hike in Virginia more, but this place was just fun. The markers, the tower, the view--I liked it all. On a clear day, you can see the skyscrapers of Atlanta.


Tracy - Jun 7, 2008 11:29 pm Date Climbed: Jun 7, 2008

22nd state highpoint  Sucess!

Hiked up the .6-mile paved hiking path after hours but before sundown. Third highpoint in one day after doing Rogers and Clingmans earlier in the day.

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