Ascent of Woodall Mountain on 2012-10-06

Climber: Boyd Harter

Others in Party:Quintin
Date:Saturday, October 6, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Summit:Car
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Woodall Mountain
    Elevation:806 ft / 245 m

Ascent Trip Report

Flew into Atlanta and drove to Woodall Mountain with Quintin and Carson. We flew down to add Alabama and Mississippi high-points to our lists. It had been some time since we had done a high-point and we were anxious to keep the list growing. If we are going to knock off 49 of the 50 states before the kids turn 19 we had better start accelerating our pace.

The drive was pleasant enough from Atlanta to Woodall Mountain on this October Saturday. One of the highlights was seeing the numerous cotton fields. We jumped out of the car and walked into the fields. Seeing cotton on the plant, ready to harvest was a pleasant surprise.

Summitting Woodall Mountain was a non-event. No moment of accomplishment. No great vistas. Just a confusing drive up and a lot of electric / radio towers. There really is no reason to be up here other than checking it off the list. We took the requisite pictures and signed to registry. I was disappointed to see that the large plaque on the rock has disappeared.

Make sure you have directions or a GPS before setting off for Woodall Mountain. The roads are tricky and a couple of the gravel roads looked to me like long driveways. Signage is good but not good enough to get you to the top. It's hard to believe this was the site of the 2010 Highpointers convention.

After summitting we drove back to Cullman, AL for the night. Tomorrow we summit Alabama's highest point then head to Atlanta and fly home.

Summary Total Data
    Quality:1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Weather:Drizzle, Pleasant, Calm, Overcast

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