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Ascent of Cheaha Mountain on 2012-10-07

Climber: Boyd Harter

Others in Party:Quintin
Carson
Date:Sunday, October 7, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
Peak:Cheaha Mountain
    Location:USA-Alabama
    Elevation:2405 ft / 733 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was part of a whirlwind 24 hour trip to summit Mississippi and Alabama's highpoints. The boys, Quntin and Carson, were with me while Aspen and Gwen attended a soccer tournament.

The previous day we summited Mississippi's highpoint and today was Alabama's. The highpoint is a simple drive up summit. Rather boring for the adventurous, but the state park the highpoint is located within is very nice. The highpoint is well marked and there is a nice tower you can climb to get better views above the trees. There are also many ugly radio towers surrounding the area that really detract fro the spot. I do wish we had more time b/c the state park looks very nice. People were camping throughout and the whole area had a serenity to it.

The trip did have a sad ending when Carson accidentally let the iPad fall out of the car and the screen broke / spider-webbed. He was devastated. Very sad ending to a great trip.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:0 ft / 0 m
    Route:Paved road
    Trailhead:Parking lot  2405 ft / 733 m
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Drizzle, Cool, Calm, Low Clouds



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