Turned a simple 9.6 mile hike into a 15 mile hike because we took a detour :D
Definitely accidentally took a detour 6 miles south of the mountain on the Pinhoti trail but it was a fantastic view of Adam's Gap ... ended up making the trip about 15 miles total but still made it to the top at sunset. Actually made the hike instead of taking the road, proud of my friends that supported and backed me up even though none of them are mountain climbers!
The pinhoti trail is very nice. Great views for Alabama
Climbed as a kid, no idea on date.
Climbed on a backpacking trip. The views on this part of the pinhoti trail are amazing.
Second high point after starting to travel for work nationwide. Pretty sweet gig, if you ask me.
Second HP of the day. The first was in MS. We made it minutes before they were closing the mountain for the night. It was bitter cold. The wind was howling like crazy. Would have liked to see it during the day.
lots of trees around the top. tower was closed today
Drove up on Labor day morning. Nice views. Took a bit to find the marker.Took the road to the west on the way out for some nice scenery.
Another drive up high point, well, except for the steps to the top of the tower. Take the time to hike the Pulpit Rock trail as well! It is about a mile out and has cool trees and an awesome view.
I agree with an earlier post, the park staff were beyond friendly!
After the Tower and the Rock, I headed over and hiked the Chinnabee Silent Trail to the Odum Trail crossroad and back, encountering 3 seasons within the 12 mile RT trek: fall looking leaves everywhere, one area had ice on the branches and covering part of the trail and at the trailhead lake, lots of pink cherry blossoms. Also, the two waterfalls were pretty spectacular due to recent rain. Overall a beautiful hike to supplement the highpoint! (Mind you, you have to drive from the "summit" to this trailhead....it is not in that area but not a far drive)
Second of a 5 HP long weekend. Off to Georgia from there...
Alabama state high point. Check!
Views were pretty.
Drove past the high point on my way to my campsite, then walked back up after pitching my tent. The views from the tower were decent, though there's an even better vantage point down the hill between the hotel and its pool.
Fourth on my quick trip knocking out GA,SC,FL,and AL.
The humans at the state park were, like, the nicest, like, ever. For real.
Last highpoint of a 2,000 mile solo trip from Ohio getting Mississippi and Florida tambien.
What a shame. The clouds were on the mountain and it was a complete whiteout. Even the museum was closed at the top. Glad to get there though. HP #21.
Part 2 of an overcaffeinated road trip of 4800 miles from Utah at Thanksgiving! Sweet Home Alabama ...
At its best
Little did I know I would get this into state highpoints.
I was close to a breaking point at work and my wife chased me out the door to get away.
Figured I had only 3 left east of Colorado, so I hit it: MS, AL, FL. This was the first of the three.
Headed up here after a tour of Bryant-Denny Stadium and "on the way" to Pensacola. Drove to the top as that was what was required. While the store & hotel had some activity, the summit area was unoccupied. Nice little views, fun observation tower.
A nice walk up to the top of the observation tower, but no views on this foggy morning. Northeast Alabama is surprisingly mountainous.