Started from the back country information map near the campground and it took about two hours to ascend the Lower Ridge Trail. Apart from two NOBO AT hikers I met near the windy summit I didn’t see anyone all day. Went over Frog Mtn on the way back, which was an unremarkable wooded summit.
Crossed it heading north on AT
Drove to Deep Gap and hiked up the AT. Great views to the west from the top.
Lots of thru hikers passing by including Hardway and Steppinwolf.
Beautiful mid November day. Great views of northern GA; Brasstown Bald, Blood Mtn, and Tallulah Gorge. Climbed up from Standing Indian campground via Lower Ridge trail and descended the AT to Kimsey Creek.
The short side trip to this summit is worth every step! Definitely a highlight of the day. Amazing views! It's a good tug up this mountain out of Deep Gap, but ample rewards at the top.
A nice gentle incline from Deep Gap. I agree with the previous poster - too many fire rings pockmark the summit area. Hopefully future campers will stick to existing sites to reduce impact.
Part of a section hike from Dick's Creek Gap, GA to Wallace Gap, NC. So I guess it took me 2 days and 18 miles to summit in a driving rain. 40 degrees, rain and 30 mph wind greeted me to NC.
2nd time up. A very beautiful mountain and wilderness, but the camping area near the top has been way overused.
Started the day at Standing Indian Shelter, so I guess you could say it took me two days to make the ascent.
Never knew this was a county highpoint. I've got more of those than I thought!
Hiked 34 miles in 2 days up the AT to summit and it was raining. Kinda bummed me out. Also up last week, Oct 4 2007. It was raining, bummed again.
Huffed & puffed up to summit on the morning of 4/8/2006. Rained & stormed all night in tent city just below the mountain's shelter on the AT. Climbed w/ my friend Clay. We did the 25 mile loop from Kimsey Creek Trail to Long Branch Trail.
Nice mountain to do loop day hikes on. Summit has partial views of N GA mountains through the heath bald. Highest, southernmost 5,000'er in SE US.
Summited on a 20 mile day on the A.T. Easy hike to the top. Not real good views.
Not a difficult hike, lots of streams for water, beautiful views. Very windy and cold at the top.
Climbed as park of an AT hike. Ascended from GA to Deep Gap and followed the AT from there. Extremely cold and windy on the summit.
Stay at Carter's Gap. Do AT southbound and you can do a loop including Standing Indian. Views are great. Each day is about 13 miles with weight. Have fun.
I crossed the summit with my brother-in-law on a 3 night AT backpacking trip.