Woodall Mountain Climber's Log

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bharter - Oct 7, 2012 5:15 am Date Climbed: Oct 6, 2012

1st of 2  Sucess!

This was the 1st mountain of our 30 hour trip thru Mississippi and Alabama. The mountain is non-descript. My two boys (12 and 7) did enjoy running around on top of the mountain. Not much to do here so we didn't linger. Highpoint #12 for me. Highpoint #7 for Q. Highpoint #7 for Carson.


chadbw - Aug 29, 2012 1:14 pm Date Climbed: Aug 26, 2012

Sixteenth HP  Sucess!

Last on a trip of 16 HP's. We did the drive, snapped some pictures, and headed back to Texas. I did enjoy the history on the plaque at the top.


NJTripper - Jun 9, 2012 9:20 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2011

3 peaks.. south  Sucess!

1st of a 3 state swing.. #17


StumblingBear - May 16, 2012 10:23 am Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2012

A Summit gained   Sucess!

Made the final assault and gaied the summit on April 6 near 3 o'clock.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Apr 30, 2012 11:26 am Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2012

Southern Road Trip!  Sucess!

HP #30 for me. HP #14 for Lillian. Visited after being at Driskill Mountain the day before. Long drive between the two - took almost seven hours! Getting value out of the rental car. This is a nicely maintained drive up that even has a small view from the summit to the north.


GlennD - Jan 21, 2012 5:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2010

HP #7  Sucess!

Pretty unimpressive. Had to be done though.


markowens - Dec 11, 2011 3:39 pm Date Climbed: Dec 10, 2011

HP #25  Sucess!

This was part of a weekend doing Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama... not the most exciting but better than sitting around the house!


Alpinist - Oct 15, 2011 9:43 pm Date Climbed: Oct 15, 2011

Southern Trifecta  Sucess!

The first of a trifecta weekend with my wife. We visited both Woodall Mountain and Britton Hill on Oct 15th and Cheaha Mountain on Oct 16th. This is my 47th state highpoint!


vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 5:54 pm Date Climbed: Dec 26, 2005

Unspectacular  Sucess!

Probably get good radio reception up here.


xpda - Aug 10, 2011 5:07 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 1993

Mississippi  Sucess!

Not sure about the day in May


mattdalman - Jun 22, 2011 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2011

#21  Sucess!

Did this one on the way to Disney as part of a family road trip. Also did Alabama and Florida's highpoint on this trip.


VtownStrider - May 4, 2011 7:00 pm Date Climbed: May 1, 2011

Sherpa left at home!!  Sucess!

This is #5 in my quest to hike all 50 states, it was part of multi state trip. The choice of states was totally random and I saw some horrible devastation created by the tornado's that hit a week earlier, I can't begin to describe that part. The summit was exciting no matter how small the elevation. The sign on top was very nice!!


BConley - Apr 10, 2011 4:16 pm Date Climbed: Dec 29, 2010

Mississippi HP  Sucess!

Easy to find. New rock monument was nice.

Steve Gruhn - Jan 18, 2011 4:54 pm Date Climbed: Nov 5, 2001

HP # 26  Sucess!

Drive up.


Holsti97 - Nov 10, 2010 7:10 am Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2010

Meeting of the Badgers  Sucess!

We got up early since we had to drive to Atlanta to fly home from our 5 state Highpointing trip. Drove to the summit at about 7 AM and found a pick-up truck with Wisconsin license plates and a couple taking pictures of the new summit boulder/marker. Met fellow Highpointer Kenny Pokora and his wife and had a nice visit. Kenny has a long climbing resume including 6 of the 7 summits and has done the 50 State highpoints almost 3X. It's a small world. State HP #46 for me and #29 for my wife.


kavak - Oct 11, 2010 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Oct 9, 2010

Summit Road  Sucess!

I took the opportunity of attending my first State Highpointers Konvention because I hadn't been to Woodall Mountain. It was a very pleasant experience including the summit hike to the top. A large rock was unveiled with a commemorative plaque on the summit with the owners and news media present. I know people have dissed the mountain on more than one occasion but it certainly is a better experience now with the cleanup and the summit rock.


mlandau3 - Jul 31, 2010 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

Eleventh Of Eleven This Trip  Sucess!

i lived in mississippi for a while - i was not surprised that all there was at the high point were some towers and a usgs marker with an empty beer bottle next to it


dsprice - Jun 6, 2010 12:54 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2010

HP#3  Sucess!

*Hats off to the Highpointers for the cleanup and memorialization of the summit. I am humbled that while I griped, others took action. Great job.*

-Previous Post-

I am a Southerner, but widely-travelled. I am still frustrated by my experience on Woodall Mountain, a neglected and disregarded site that has potential to be more than it has become. The sign that once marked this summit is gone, and picnic tables installed decades ago are crumbling. Worse, the vegetation is controlled with herbicide, which was acrid and pungent when we arrived. I'm not disappointed with the hill, just in the prevailing attitudes of some people down here that allow our green places to fall into spoil and decline.

We hiked (walked) the southern approach, which is the gravel road. It is the site of decades of illegal dumping, and the trucks that drive the road DO NOT anticipate hikers. It looks like the north entrance is the better option in hindsight.

Ate a good cheeseburger at Stagg's Grocery in Florence, AL on the way home (found it on Roadfood.com). Worth the stop if you are heading back that way.

6340298 - Apr 6, 2010 9:59 am Date Climbed: Mar 14, 2008

Clineb it & Wrote about it  Sucess!

I climbed Woodall and wrote a book about it.
Check it out at amazon.com - "Climbing Woodall Mountain"


Tracy - Apr 5, 2010 11:03 pm Date Climbed: Apr 5, 2010

Hp #29  Sucess!

Did this state highpoint with my son, Lance after driving up the Natchez Trace Parkway from Ross Barnett Reservoir. Also visited the summit of Little Mountain (601 ft.) in Jeff Busby picnic area in Choctaw County. Beautiful weather and arrived on top of Woodall right before sunset.

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