Friday, September 19, 2008

Sky Watch Friday/Brasstown Bald


A few weeks ago we traveled to the North Georgia mountain area and up this winding road to visit Georgia's highest peak (4,784 ft. above sea level) Brasstown Bald.
This is the parking area and as far as visitors are allowed to go by car. The other 1/2 mile to the top of the mountain can be reached by a hiking trail or by riding up in the shuttle van.
A view from the parking area.
Our destination the observation tower. Looks like the top of the world to me!
A closer view of the observation tower
What a view!
Views from the observation tower. They say you can view four states from here. Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Visit the Sky Watch Team to sign Mr. Linky and view sky pictures from around the world.

54 comments:

Jan said...

Wonderful post. If we ever drive cross country, (gas prices, you know), I'll try to put this on my list of stops. How great to be able to see so many states at once.

April said...

Indeed 'the top of the world'! It almost seems as if you could reach out and touch those clouds. Breathtaking views!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I love mountain photos from the road, trail and from the top looking down. I used to hike a lot in the mountains of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine...till my knees resented painfully the hike down. Your photos are making me want to hike another mountain trail!
Happy Sky Watch!

Gramma L said...

These are beautiful pictures. Love that you can see different states at the top. Beautiful!

Craver Vii said...

That's what I need... an observation tower! Thanks for the idea, Dot!

My town has a high point. It's just a hill. Nothing like that view at all. Thanks for "taking us there" today.

Rose said...

I kept checking back to see if you had put up your sky watch yet...got detoured for a while but thought I would check one more time...these are wonderful! I think the third from the bottom is my favorite but don't know quite why.

Patty said...

Once again you have posted some awesome photos. These are just breath taking!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my Dot, that is a one beautiful view. makes me squimish to be on top, kind of like when we went to the Lava Butte so high up but what a view.

evlahos said...

wonderful scenes. great skies and landscapes. you must had a wonderful time

Malyss said...

What a wonderful trip you had!the view from the top is incredible.I like this tower ; It looks like a lighthouse lost far from the coast!It seems to be covered with wood:That's interesting.It also makes me think of the watch towers we have around here to protect us from the fires.
You showed us a very interesting place..

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful photos all of them. Photo nr 6 is soooooooooo beautiful!

Have fun:)

June said...

Beautiful country...I've never been to BB so thanks for the little virtual trip.

Susan said...

Love the curve sign! You had a great weather day to visit Brasstown, so often it is in the clouds. We were not long ago (actually it has been a year, I had to check my blog to see).

The question is - did you hike or ride the shuttle?

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Sweeeeet.. that's awesome! What a super view from way up there! Nice photos!

Have a really good weekend!
~Michele J~
Mountain Retreat

Luiz Ramos said...

Great shots and report. Beautiful Nature.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Great shots and an excellent view :-)

Peter Korkala said...

Wow! I really love photos from the mountains! You've done a great job catching the view there!

Brian Bowen said...

The first one and the one 6 down looking out at the sky across the top of the observation deck are my favorite.

I just recently did a three day hiking/camping trip that turned into a 2 day trip, we left from Brasstown bald and hiked down then up to the appalachian trail and the head of some river or another.

Lovely place to see for sure.

Neal said...

I like all of those but I just love the first one from the top where the clouds are floating out there....looks like about eye level.

Dewdrop said...

Wow! Amazing view from up there, Dot! Love it! I haven't been. Any waterfalls near there?

Carver said...

Those are all wonderful shots. I'm from NC and spend more time in the NC mountains but I've also enjoyed the GA mountains when I've been there. You really captured the beauty of the area so well and I love the sky shots.

Aileni said...

The high point of your day.
Worth it for the pictures.

patsy said...

wow!

me ann my camera said...

What a fantastic view this is!! Most beautiful.

Quiet Paths said...

Wow, I enjoyed your tour; these are so descriptive of the area! I haven't been here myself so this was a treat. thank you.

happyone said...

All beauiful pictures. Looks like a good windy road to drive my car on!!

fishing guy said...

Dot: Really neat post of a neat area of the country and amazing that you can see 4 states. Thanks for taking us along.

Denise said...

Beautiful photos, so incredibly scenic and I thought the watch tower structure was very interesting. Thanks for stopping by my blog. The combine pictures were some of my favorites also.

John said...

What a great collection of sky watch shots.
Have a nice weekend.

The Texican said...

Love those vistas from our Eastern mountains. Great job. Pappy

Daryl said...

#2 boss just walked by and said: That's a very pretty picture (the last in the series)....

I agreed.

:-Daryl

sonia a. mascaro said...

What a wonderful pictures Dot! I can imagine the fantastic view! You did a GREAT job here!

SandyCarlson said...

Wow! What a beautiful place. That observation tower is very much like a lighthouse in a sea of mountains!

Fish Whisperer said...

Dot, what a great post. One of my favorites this week. I felt like I went along with you. Have a great weekend.
Cheers

PERBS said...

I am so glad that you didn't limit your post to just one photo!!!!!!! It must have been fabulous to see that view in person! (No benches on the observation tower?)

Carletta said...

These are all excellent Dot but there's something about that one from the top of the tower - the edge of the world it seems.
Wonderful images!

Rambling Round said...

What breathtaking views! I have been near there but never up the road to the peak.

Tina Leigh said...

Mama aint that the place you and Tony took me one time? What a clear view....if it s the same place you took me...seems like it was really foggy that day. Beautiful pictures!!

K M F said...

nice

Judy said...

Beautiful and Breathtaking! You really have an eye.

JunieRose2005 said...

Wow!!


Love these pictures, Dot!

North Ga is a beautiful part of our country!


Junie

Betty Jo said...

Awesome photos Dot! We have friends living in the Brasstown area. We used to live down the mountain in Franklin, NC. Our son and family are over there visiting this weekend. Small world isn't it? xoxo

Sherry said...

Wow, those are some great shots! It really does look like you're at the top of the world.

Kostas said...

Marvellous post! Beautiful landscapes, each photograph is also post card!

AVCR8TEUR said...

That is quite a view. I have never seen such a nice observation tower so far out in the middle of the mountains.

Shannon said...

Breathtaking views!

Kerri said...

WOW Dot! Fabulous shots!!

Lawstude said...

these are really amazing shots dot. i specially like the second one.

sorry for not visiting sooner, i am still in my vacation in boracay and it is partly raining here so i got a chance to do some blogging. be back browsing in a jiffy. have a nice day.

Rick said...

No this make sme really homesick to be back on the road...Just sitting and staring at them..love it!!

The Birdlady said...

Beautiful! I remember climbing Brasstown Bald (well, climbing from the parking lot almost all the way up...lol) with my children when they were very little - they made it all the way up.

Dick said...

A fantastic view, great shots

Becky and Gary said...

I'm just getting around to checking out the photos. What a breath taking view! I love the clouds! Beautiful pictures.

Mike said...

Some fascinating cloud formations there. Nice shots.

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