Cheaha Mountain Climber's Log

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TiogaBradford

TiogaBradford - Jan 12, 2008 5:41 pm Date Climbed: Jan 4, 2008

Surprisingly Beautiful  Sucess!

Climbed up from Cheaha Lake to the Rock Gardens, and then found the top by following a myriad of roads to the highpoint. The best part was the view from the Rock Gardens...a surprisingly beautiful view, and I had it mostly to myself. 7th highpoint, I think.

Redwic

Redwic - Dec 29, 2007 12:41 pm Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2007

Very Enjoyable!!!  Sucess!

The Observation Tower was worth the drive to this State Highpoint. Beautiful weather, gorgeous views. I met a couple of highpointers from Georgia, and talked with them for a while.
Minor highpointing milestone: This was my 10th State Highpoint reached.

weeds19

weeds19 - Dec 24, 2007 5:30 pm Date Climbed: Jan 25, 2002

Constructing  Sucess!

There was construction going on all around the summit, but they let me sneak in and tag the highest point. A nice area.

tacoturner

tacoturner - Mar 19, 2007 1:09 am Date Climbed: Mar 16, 2007

Route Climbed: Road. By Car. Date Climbed: March 16, 2007  Sucess!

Drove up Friday and hiked and bouldered around Bald Rock (after making the obligatory stop at the highpoint), then watched the sunset at Pulpit Rock. Completely alone on the trails (refreshingly). Was joined by co-workers after making camp in the lower primitive camping. BEAUTIFUL WEATHER. In the morning hiked into the rock gardens and rappelled and climbed until sunset on Saturday. The absolute best weekend I've in the last 9 month of living in Alabama.

The edge

The edge - Mar 14, 2007 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2002

HP #29  Sucess!

Chea.. what??
Took a while to find it...
We wouldn't be able to understand the english the local were speaking...!!

rkrevald

rkrevald - Mar 10, 2007 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Mar 7, 2007

Number Five!  Sucess!

My dog Spanky and I nail number five! In a little over a month we've hit a full 10% of the nation's state summits. (The easy ones actually) Read all about it at http://50summits.blogspot.com

5dooties - Jan 9, 2007 10:45 pm Date Climbed: Dec 22, 2006

Begin Bowl Trip  Sucess!

Dootie #3 and I hit this one on the way to The PapaJohns.com bowl in Birmingham. Beautiful sites, absolutely love it. Very first high point!

CRiedel2

CRiedel2 - Jan 2, 2007 8:16 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2007

First Thing I did New Years 2007  Sucess!

Car camped here Dec 31st, no beer sold in AL on Sundays, so no New Years drinking for me this time. Woke up early and hiked up from the Cheaha trailhead parking, through the woods, then followed the road up through the gate and on to the summit. Very foggy, but a nice tower at least. About 2 miles round trip. The Park Ranger was very nice late the night when I got there and started setting up my car camp when asking me what I was doing at 11:45 on December 31st after I parked, hahaha. Good guys, Nice area, wanted to hike up Talladega Mt too, but had to get driving. Surprised that's not on here yet...Highpoint #7.

jbslist

jbslist - Dec 13, 2006 5:01 pm Date Climbed: Apr 20, 2004

Sweet home Alabama!!  Sucess!

Go to Cheaha all the time, great views and a decent place to take car campers for a night. No real challenge, but a nice day nonetheless.

WoundedKnee

WoundedKnee - Dec 4, 2006 12:00 pm Date Climbed: Nov 18, 2006

Nice area  Sucess!

Drive-up. Did some more hiking in the area. Nice state park.

surgent

surgent - Oct 19, 2006 7:48 pm

I was there, too  Sucess!

Quickie visit. Just drove up - #2 of 3 state HPs this day. Lots of rain.

royswkr - Aug 8, 2006 10:50 pm Date Climbed: Apr 4, 1991

Paid 50 cent entry fee although museum was closed  Sucess!

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gwave47

gwave47 - Jun 15, 2006 3:28 am Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2006

Wheres the trail  Sucess!

Couldn't find a trail that started at the base and went to the top. So I started at the top and went to the bottom and returned back up. The views were decent, I guess the best AL has to offer, it was worth the trip and it was highpoint number 4.

TLP

TLP - May 29, 2006 1:24 pm Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

For Alabama this is impressive  Sucess!

I was impressed by this mountain. I didn't think Alabama would have something like this. There's a nice overlook on the drive there that gives you a good idea of the size of this mountain.

jakefrisbee

jakefrisbee - Mar 15, 2006 3:39 am

Check it off  Sucess!

Summited during a drive from FL to MI.

srclimb1

srclimb1 - Feb 23, 2006 3:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 12, 2000

Archaeology Survey  Sucess!

Great view to conduct fieldwork...

e-doc

e-doc - Feb 15, 2006 5:02 am

drive up  Sucess!

At a conference in Atlanta. Drove over to bag as a state HP. Looks like a neat place to spend a few days backpacking

Joseph Claghorn

Joseph Claghorn - Jan 23, 2006 5:44 pm

Route Climbed: Lake Trail Date Climbed: June 2004  Sucess!

This is actually the most accessible high point from Atlanta, and is one of the best ones in the region. I've done a lot of trips to the North Georgia Mountains, but was pleasantly suprised by the "Alabama Alps" with the scenic parkway (a diminuitive blue Ridge parkway). Be careful when hiking here in the late spring/summer. Although the terrain feels a lot like North Georgia, the elevations are significantly lower and it can get very hot, especially if you are trying the Lake Trail approach, which I highly recommend.

koz

koz - Jan 3, 2006 12:54 am

Route Climbed: Drive-up; hike from the gate Date Climbed: July 28, 2004  Sucess!

Highpoint #32. Rented a minivan & took turns driving from MA (home) to MO-AR-LA-MS-AL-FL & back. Unfortunately got here at night; seems like the views in the area would have been nice during the day.

chmoore577

chmoore577 - Sep 1, 2005 8:30 am

Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: Sept. 9, 2002  Sucess!

An easy drive up. Buildings were under renovation so not much to do. We took a few pictures and headed on our way.

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