9/28/2013: Day 190

We conquered Brasstown Bald!!!


We’ve lived in the shadow of “The Bald” for the past 5 months.  We’ve looked upon it nearly every day from our campsite.  We have talked about going since we moved here.  And today, we finally marked it off our bucket list.


Brasstown Bald is the highest natural point in the state of Georgia with a summit elevation of 4,784 feet above mean sea level.  The mountain is known to the native Cherokee people as Enotah.  And I call it Breathtaking.  🙂

Dear friends of ours (and avid hikers) invited us to join them on their trek up the mountain.  It started off like all trips do when you have kids entail…bathroom breaks, adjusting clothing, and in this case, cramming them into your hiking pack (I don’t know what it’s really called in hiker’s lingo).




We had to take a couple breaks on the way up (and I mean UP), but the kids forged ahead like real troopers until we reached the peak.











There’s always something to be said about “the view from the top” and this was no exception.  It. Was. Beautiful.




I stood there and thought about what it might have been like on Day Three of Creation, when God spoke those mountains into existence.  What a grand portrait of the scope of His power.


And to think, I belong to Him.  🙂

After hiking back down (on wobbly legs, I might add) we settled in at the picnic table for an outdoor dinner with a view that surpassed most others (thanks for the picture, Donna).

Do you know that saying, “You can take the girl out of the mountains, but you can’t take the mountains out of the girl.”?  Well, I’m just really thankful I’ve never been taken out of the mountains.

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