Cheaha Mountain Climber's Log

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rlawson

rlawson - Mar 1, 2009 6:21 pm Date Climbed: Feb 28, 2009

Mt. Cheaha 50k  Sucess!

Bagged this during the Mt. Cheaha 50k.

maddie77777

maddie77777 - Feb 17, 2009 11:12 am Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2009

I underestimated this one  Sucess!

We hiked from Cheaha Lake, and you gain about 1,000 feet of elevation in 1/4 mile, which was surprising. I like that they've made such a big deal out of the whole area, even if it is pretty commercialized. #16 for me.

mlandau3

mlandau3 - Jul 20, 2008 11:51 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2008

Surprising Place  Sucess!

The summit tower was ok, abut the walks out to Bald Ledge and Pulpit Rock were very cool.

skinnywhitecomic

skinnywhitecomic - Jul 12, 2008 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2008

#2!  Sucess!

A couple friends and I went to AL for the day, just to get this one. Great trip, and pretty easy hike. #2 down!

Patrick B

Patrick B - Jun 30, 2008 3:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 29, 2008

Driving  Sucess!

Unfortunatly there are no routes leading to the summit so we had to drive but I did get to go to the summit. I wish they didn't put observation towers on the summit. Anyways, climbed the some of the cliffs on the Lake Trail. tons of fun.

kavak

kavak - Jun 27, 2008 10:47 am Date Climbed: Sep 21, 1985

Auto Mountaineering  Sucess!

I drove up to the top with my wife and 4 year old son. We had just arrived in Atlanta and this was the first thing we did before heading toward the eastern seaboard.

Ilafan

Ilafan - Jun 25, 2008 8:40 pm Date Climbed: Jun 16, 2008

Jimmy Stewart's HP  Sucess!

I really liked the old Depression era tower. Climbing up the stairs reminded me of the scenes from the tower in Hitchcock's masterpiece Vertigo.

Tracy

Tracy - Jun 8, 2008 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Jun 8, 2008

23rd state highpoint  Sucess!

Beautiful sunny morning and I was the only one at the tower. Hazy in the distance. I found a benchmark in a rock on the west side of the building, but it was a secondary marker.

highlandvillager

highlandvillager - May 26, 2008 6:59 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2008

Nice views  Sucess!

After starting down the wrong trail from the lake, I finally found the trailhead for the Lake Trail at a different spot than shown on the map. I stopped to enjoy the views from the Rock Garden, then wandered in circles searching for the unmarked Rock Garden trail, which led to the cabins. Then I bushwacked up to the top because there is apparently no trail. A correct trail map, better marking for the Rock Garden trail, and a summit trail would be nice, but I enjoyed hiking there anyway. HP10

TiogaBradford

TiogaBradford - Apr 29, 2008 11:43 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2008

Round 2  Sucess!

Climbed it a second time, from Cheaha Lake again. This time I had the privilege of climbing it with my brother. Its always nice to have some quality company for a hike!

tioga

tioga - Apr 14, 2008 1:11 pm Date Climbed: Apr 13, 2008

Rock Gardens!  Sucess!

Climbed via the Cheaha Lake Trail and spent quite a while at the Rock Garden. Beautiful area! Most would probably assume that there is nothing like this in Alabama. The summit itself was anticlimatic, but the mountain itself is impressive for this state. It was a great day for climbing.

jimegan

jimegan - Feb 7, 2008 1:10 pm Date Climbed: Apr 21, 2007

CHEAHA MTN  Sucess!

NICE OBSERVATION TOWER AT SUMMIT

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.

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