Made the final assault and gaied the summit on April 6 near 3 o'clock.
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.
Pretty unimpressive. Had to be done though.
This was part of a weekend doing Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama... not the most exciting but better than sitting around the house!
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!
Probably get good radio reception up here.
Not sure about the day in May
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.
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!!
Easy to find. New rock monument was nice.
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.
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.
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
*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.*
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.
I climbed Woodall and wrote a book about it.
Check it out at amazon.com - "Climbing Woodall Mountain"
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.
Most unimpressive state highpoint yet. Had a difficult time finding it, for lack of signage. Directions from lady at a Subway, "25 minutes up the road, you'll pass a Bingo House, and the road is on your left." Other state highpoints I've seen are well marked, and the state takes pride in their highest point. This one was very unheralded.
I drove to the top, snapped a picture of the USGS marker, did the obligatory hmmm look around, and then headed off to Alabama.
Nice view from the top of N. Mississippi. As people have mentioned there's a lot of litter up here but I'm really grateful that the owners have allowed access to continue.