Alabama

22 September 2015

On the Fourth of July, I exercised my independence and took an unplanned trip through western Georgia and Alabama. I enjoyed the secondhand sight of fireworks from the bed my pickup in a WalMart parking lot. As the celebratory explosions dissipated and the stars took the stage, I set my sights for Alabama’s highpoint.

 

In the morning, I headed to Cheaha Mountain. The highpoint was situated by a visitor’s center devoted to the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps—a collection of WWII veterans that toiled to make the park beautiful. They were certainly successful. While visiting Talladega National Forest, I hiked some of the trails and scrambled about the many cliffs surveying the countryside. The landscape was worthy of admiration. Although I likely wouldn’t have visited if not for the highpoint, I enjoyed my time.

 

Cheaha Mountain. 2407 ft / 734 m. 5 July 2014.

 

Alabama