Cheaha Mountain Climber's Log

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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.

starship_jen

starship_jen - Aug 4, 2005 11:58 pm

Date Climbed: January 21, 2003  Sucess!

My 1st highpoint. They were renovating the tower so I could not go up to the top. Chilly and windy.

davis13

davis13 - Jul 31, 2005 8:52 am

Route Climbed: Lake Trail and by Car Date Climbed: All of the 90's  Sucess!

Spent most of my high school and college years hiking, climbing and rappelling on Cheaha. Spent one of the coldest nights of my life camping there in a storm. War Eagle!

tylosaurus - Jul 26, 2005 4:28 pm

Date Climbed: March 1989  Sucess!

Drove up with the boyscoutts, just after hiking the Odum Scoutt trail

Cortez

Cortez - Jul 20, 2005 1:44 pm

Route Climbed: Lake Chinnabee via the Silent trail & Pinhoti Trail Date Climbed: February 23, 2000  Sucess!

A large party of us hiked this gruelling death march from the base of Mt Cheaha.

The weather was cold and damp/drizzly. The trails for the most part were good but this is an extremely difficult hike. Just because this mountain is at the southern terminous of the Appalachian Mts. in Alabama does not make it easy if you choose this route.



Hiking party:

Michael Booker

Jennifer Booker

Drew Beaty

Wade Hulsey

Joel Stewart

Kathy Stewart

Steve Color

txmountaineer

txmountaineer - Mar 19, 2005 12:25 pm

Route Climbed: Auto Road Date Climbed: 16 March 2005  Sucess!

Drove up to the top on a foggy day near the end of winter.

unclehud

unclehud - Feb 19, 2005 7:38 am

Route Climbed: drive-up summit Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful day for a summit! TV/radio/cell boadcast antenna tower kind of spoils the vista.



About 1.5 hour drive from Atlanta. Toughest part of the summit was finding a gas station on I-20 as we passed into Alabama. Almost had to start walking!

Steve Gruhn - Jan 26, 2005 9:58 pm

Route Climbed: Strolled from car to top Date Climbed: November 5, 2001  Sucess!

Easy.

cp0915

cp0915 - Feb 18, 2004 10:18 am

Date Climbed: several times  Sucess!

Not much effort required, but a good time nonetheless. The views are great.

kdonaldson

kdonaldson - Dec 3, 2003 12:26 am

Route Climbed: From the parking lot Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2003  Sucess!

Good views from the Tower at the top of the mountain.

paclimber

paclimber - Sep 19, 2003 12:11 pm

Route Climbed: Main Road Date Climbed: January 25, 2003  Sucess!

Drove up just to summit, at night. It was cold and clear. Lookout tower was being renovated and was surrounded by scaffolding.

vannibell

vannibell - Jul 26, 2003 11:16 am

Route Climbed: Pinhoti Trail Date Climbed: April, 2003  Sucess!

Lots of fun had by all.

marcminish

marcminish - Oct 3, 2002 7:05 pm

Route Climbed: Many Date Climbed: Many  Sucess!

A great place to spend the day. I've climbed many of the routes at Rock Garden. Lot's of good hiking trails on the Pinhoti as well.

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