high point in GA!
Landed in Atlanta that morning, drove up and bagged this enjoyable HP that afternoon. Visited the SC HP later in the day.
The weather was perfect for a climb to the top. Not too humid at all. Met some of the people who maintain the trail (the name of their organization escapes me at the moment) and enjoyed talking to them.
Walked up as a side trip between streams on a north Georgia trout fishing trip.
I remember the name from AT hike. Must of hiked over it.
In 1987 our family did a highpoints driving trip and hit Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Kentucky's high points. This was number 23 of my 49 state high points, number 22 for daughter Vanessa, and number 9 for Holly and Hillary.
Snuck out in the morning from Fontana Village during a family reunion. Only had time to climb from the parking lot. #22 HP for me
It was great. Great views at the end and lots of 16"+ icicles. We have great pictures and it was my 3rd highpoint.
I cheated and took the easy way to the top ;) This was my first state highpoint! It was a very foggy day and so there was no view but I did enjoy touring the USFS Visitor Center at the top.
Flew into Atlanta and visited Georgia Aquarium on April 8. Drove to Brasstown Bald the next day. Climbed via the Jacks Knob Trail 5.8 miles round trip. Nobody on the trail. A lot of the people at the parking lot and at the museum on top. Very nice hike on a sunny day. A ranger unlocked a gate so that I could take a picture of the USGS benchmark. HP #7.
This was the second state highpoint for the day(TN,GA,SC). There was great views from the very nice observation deck.
I've made the easy, mostly paved path to the summit several times. Being up there after a big ice storm has to be my favorite time spent on the mountain top. The scenary is unique from any other time of the year, and I was the only one up there at the time.
Climbed from Jacks Gap to the parking area with my mom and my little cousin where we met the rest of our family. From there they all took the shuttle to the top while I walked up the path. It was cloudy at first but as we headed back down the clouds lifted and the view was great.
Paid the $3 lazy tax and jogged up the steep but paved trail.
After a 2 1/2 day sprint from Springer to Unicoi Gap, I drove up. Unfortunately all clouded up and no views. Nice museum. I was rather nasty from the hike and my feet were killing me.
Sorry, I cheated on this one. Top has buildings and nice views.
Doing an approach trail, such as Arkaquah Trail or Jacob's Knob make it a little more of a challenge. I did this on a clear spring day and could see all the way back to Atlanta from the summit.
Highpoint #21. This is probably one of the few two-day ascents of this mountain. We arrived a few minutes before midnight and left just afterwards, hoping to bag GA-SC-NC-TN-VA-KY in 24 hours.
I remember this being a beautiful trail. There really are great views from the top. I want to ride my bike to the top!