Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Brasstown Bald, Georgia (State High Point #8)

Brasstown Bald, GA (1,803') via Appalachian Trail (State High Point #8) July, 2009.

Distance: 6 mile RT

Elevation gain: 1,780'

Trailhead: From Atlanta, take route 19 North to GA 180 eastward to the 180 spur. The trail crosses GA 180 at Jack's Gap, near the 180 spur.

Hiked with Rich. This trail runs parallel to the access road to Brasstown Bald. There are switchbacks up the hill toward the parking lot.

The monument in the distance.
Eventually the hill plateaus and for a short while we'd thought we lost the trail.  We could see the parking lot and the monument. We went left, found the trail and wound up at the far corner of the large parking lot.

The trail spills you out on the upper right corner of the parking lot.
We had to cross the lot to get to the entrance to the monument.  We walked along the paved sidewalk up to the building.

The tower of the structure. Parts of the building were closed.
It was a gray day so we took in the view for a minute and headed back down toward the parking lot to hop back on the trail. 

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