Cheaha Mountain Climber's Log

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Odycus

Odycus - Oct 21, 2019 7:35 pm Date Climbed: Oct 13, 2019

Foggy morning, nice spot  Sucess!

The most significant part of this expedition was the fact that I had my trusty road atlas available for navigation, since cell reception is spotty in the vicinity of the park. The high point is in the midst of a nice state park with very pleasant employees who are happy to guide visitors to a parking lot right across from a lovely overlook building. Apparently there are real climbing routes available, but it was a densely foggy morning when I went and I was on my way to Georgia so I was happy to take the easy route.

Wallylongridge

Wallylongridge - Oct 19, 2019 5:06 am Date Climbed: Oct 2, 2019

Highpoint #26  Sucess!

Did the Drive up!

radbb

radbb - Jul 28, 2019 1:28 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2019

Perfect day for a highpoint   Sucess!

This is Alabama. I flew into Memphis. I then proceeded on a 1,955-mile road trip through the southern states to bag the highpoints in MO, AR, LA, FL, AL, and MS. Here is AL, highpoint number 22/51 for me and ranked 35/51. This is a drive-up highpoint. There is a small fee that you pay to the State Ranger. You then park at the top next to the tower that was built by the CCC funded by FDR. The USGS disc is on the left side (as you face the tower). The climb to the top of the tower was open and the views were marginal (due to the poor design of the windows). There is a small museum next door to the tower. There are plenty of primitive campsites along with a luxurious lodge whose pool has some of the best views around.

ericwillhite

ericwillhite - Nov 27, 2018 1:28 pm Date Climbed: Nov 14, 2018

In pretty ugly weather.  Sucess!

With the family, too bad the weather was foggy, cold and wet. Nice place.

billydheyhey

billydheyhey - Nov 19, 2018 9:03 am Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2015

HP #9!  Sucess!

Cool summit tower and views, easy to get to by driving to it.

marciamallow

marciamallow - Aug 5, 2018 1:43 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2018

HP #43  Sucess!

Wow, what a nice highpoint. Beautiful State Park. Be sure to drive around the perimeter and hike to Pulpit Rock overlook w/ outstanding views!

NonaRider

NonaRider - May 30, 2018 1:55 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2018

Cheaha Mountain Peak 14/51  Sucess!

Turned a simple 9.6 mile hike into a 15 mile hike because we took a detour :D

NonaRider

NonaRider - May 30, 2018 8:21 am Date Climbed: May 26, 2018

Cheaha Mountain Peak 14  Sucess!

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!

BaxleyClimber

BaxleyClimber - May 23, 2018 3:48 pm

nice views   Sucess!

The pinhoti trail is very nice. Great views for Alabama

Jason Cleghorn

Jason Cleghorn - May 20, 2018 6:14 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 1985

Not sure on date...

Climbed as a kid, no idea on date.

Nate Baxley

Nate Baxley - May 20, 2018 2:46 pm Date Climbed: Jan 8, 2015

NateBaxley  Sucess!

Climbed on a backpacking trip. The views on this part of the pinhoti trail are amazing.

Joelam

Joelam - Apr 15, 2018 11:58 am Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2017

Cheaha Mountain #5  Sucess!

Second high point after starting to travel for work nationwide. Pretty sweet gig, if you ask me.

MacMike

MacMike - Dec 31, 2017 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Jan 22, 2017

HP #4  Sucess!

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.

wannabepeakbagger

wannabepeakbagger - Nov 7, 2017 7:34 am Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2017

another drive up

lots of trees around the top. tower was closed today

themnkid

themnkid - Sep 7, 2017 10:11 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2017

Quick drive-up  Sucess!

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.

cheetah262

cheetah262 - Apr 14, 2017 12:48 pm Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2017

Cheaha   Sucess!

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)

Walkoutnow

Walkoutnow - Nov 22, 2016 11:22 pm Date Climbed: Nov 19, 2016

HP #18  Sucess!

Second of a 5 HP long weekend. Off to Georgia from there...

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Jun 30, 2016 8:33 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2016

Cheaha  Sucess!

Alabama state high point. Check!

Views were pretty.

larvitar

larvitar - Jun 8, 2016 11:22 am Date Climbed: May 8, 2016

Larvitour Stop #10  Sucess!

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.

xDoogiex

xDoogiex - Mar 16, 2016 4:13 am Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2016

#29  Sucess!

Fourth on my quick trip knocking out GA,SC,FL,and AL.

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