Mt. Cheaha Daytrip
I celebrated MLK's birthday by going with some buddies up to Mount Cheaha, the highest point in Alabama (impressive, i know http://www.bushcraftusa.com/forum/im...s/rolleyes.gif). It's not the Rockies by any means, but it is home to some amazing views and a few good climbing routes.
After we arrived, we did a little exploring around the Rock Garden area, (possibly my favorite area in the park) and got in a little bouldering before lunch. We pulled out our hammocks and set up for lunch, sausage and a couple of hard-boiled eggs for me.
view from my hammock, along with the lovely brown tarp windscreen:
Gotta have my Sanucks http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/images/smilies/4.gif
After lunch, we broke out the crash pads and did some more bouldering; there are a couple of great ceilings and traverses. We didn't bring our climbing gear but there are a few pretty challenging routes as well as some easy, but still fun ones. After we were all worn out we hiked back around to a precipice overlooking the lake and enjoyed some hot tea. I used a popcan stove based on the Mark Jurrey design, along with a tin foil windscreen and rock pot stands. The outside air temp. was in the low 40's and the water I gathered from the stream was freezing cold, but the stove had it boiling in just under 10 min. which I don't think is to bad.
Mountain Stream (read slightly more than a rivulet):
Popcan Stove and Tea:
Sadly, it was then time to go, but God had an amazing piece of artwork for us to see first:
The picture really doesn't do it justice, the myriad of oranges, reds, and other colors was nothing short of spectacular.
Thank you for taking us along with you on the outing. The final shot is quite spectacular indeed and really does make the trip worth it.
Awsome views. Sured like to see some pictures of that bouldering your doin'. Thanks for the report and sharing that sunset, it was a beaut!
Nice, Cheaha is one of my favorite places to go.
Thanks for the report! I love Cheaha, and have spent lots of nights on the Pinhoti---Thanks for the pictures!
The few we took were extremely blurry cell phone pics sorry, next time I will make sure we get some good pics
Originally Posted by Buenos