Observation Tower built on the summit

This tower, located at the summit of Fort Mountain, was completed by the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC) in the 1930s. Based in Eton, Georgia, this group like most of the CCC groups, used local materials whenever possible to construct buildings and pavilions, including many of the stone steps in the park. These men (not to be sexist, but I believe by law that the members of the CCC were men) constructed many of the paths in the park, including the trails.


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BobSmith - Feb 11, 2007 2:29 am - Voted 10/10


Whenever you go hiking in the East, you realize that you are probably on a trail constructed by the CCC boys, and standing in a park developed by the CCC crew, or staying in a cabin built by the CCC engineers. Without the CCC, the infrastructure of our eastern parks would be vastly different.


mandrake - Mar 2, 2007 4:19 am - Hasn't voted

The Tower

Can you get up to the top? What's the rating of the trad climb on the outside? ;-)

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