Georgia

17 September 2015

Taking a road trip alone is more enjoyable than you may imagine. You can eat what you like, sleep where you like, think without interruption, and go at any pace your heart desires. I did just that. I ate peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and trail mix, slept out of many WalMart parking lots, journaled to my heart’s content, and bagged five peaks in three days. Self-indulgence comes in many forms.

 

It was before my senior year of college, and I was working in Atlanta for the summer. Over Memorial Day weekend, I headed out in my truck to bag a few peaks. Georgia’s Brasstown Bald was situated at the foot of the Appalachians and served as my first destination. A road ran up the mountain to a parking lot, and a short hiking trail led to the peak. It was a well-maintained trail and impressive highpoint with a large balcony at the top. From multiple angles, you could overlook the vibrant green hills and distant lakes. The day I visited, the sky held picturesque clouds that reminded me of Toy Story. On that day and for many days that summer, Georgia was a sight to behold.

 

Brasstown Bald. 4786 ft / 1459 m. 24 May 2014.

 

Georgia