Mt. Cheaha is the highest point in the state of Alabama. According to the rangers at the park, visitors are either presented with a bright blue sky and a perfect view or an impenetrable wall of fog on any given day. As I drove to the state park, the clouds seemed to be holding off in the distance. I popped into the office to pay my $5 vehicle fee and get a map. By the time I came out, the entire mountain was enveloped in fog.
The ranger recommended that I visit the Lookout Tower, Bald Rock, and Pulpit Rock. Climbing the staircase in the tower was fun but there was no view. Bald Rock was interesting, but again there was no view. By the time I got to the Pulpit Rock trail head, I realized that this was an adventure best delayed for a prettier day. I did get to see some wildlife.
I wish I had more to share, but it all looked the same while I was there. If you’re in the area on a sunny day, I recommend checking it out. There’s a restaurant and lodge, cabin rentals, campsites, and miles of trails.
My Outdoor Research Helium II Rain Jacket came in handy once again. I listened to the audiobook, Age of Myth, while I explored the area.
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