This is not a photo of an old lady hailing a taxi, this is me with my tag showing that I have paid admission for Brasstown Bald. (Highest point in Georgia at elevation of 4,784 feet.) My husband and I hiked to the top on a nice paved trail that is only 1/6 of a mile but it is quite steep! We BELIEVE that we can still do it! (There is a shuttle that runs from the parking lot if you can't make the short hike.) Can you see that tower at the top of the mountain? That's where we're headed!
The trail can be quite busy but the day we were there, it was very quiet, just leaves rustling and birds singing...
Once you climb that short distance to the flag, there are steps up to different levels. It is really like being on a ship at sea, but instead of water, it is trees as far as the eye can see...
There is the tower that I showed you! You can't climb up that, I would if permitted to do so.
Not only are the mountains gorgeous but the clouds on the day that we were there were very nice too.
We were up there with the birds, I am telling you! (See how it looks like a ship?) That's me with my hiking bag trying to ruin the shot! (We're not certain what kind of bird this is, we will have to do more research.)
Look! We can see our car from the top! There are only 3 vehicles in the parking lot. Told you it was quiet! (Our car is the one near the white van.) Richard is very good with a zoom, don't you think?
Interesting for us, the leaves on the trees were a light green, as in early Spring. In our area, the leaves have been out for some time and full and dark green now. It is that much of a difference between the Atlanta area and the North Georgia mountains!
We just saw the last of the rhododendrons in bloom. There are 1200 rhododendrons in the gardens! (Their peak is from the last two weeks of April through mid May.) Even though we missed the mass of the blooms, we were very well pleased to see the lovely TREES along the trails there. A truly lovely spot.
The Lakeside Trail was very nice in the trace of a misty morning.
If you can remember the beginning of my post, the tag that I have around my wrist says "Let's Go FIND Outdoors". Let's do that, people!
Found a great video for you. B J Thomas with Vince Gill.
Hope you like this as much as I do! (I keep humming this to myself.)