Rocky Face Mountain, Whitfield County, GA

February 8, 2009 at 8:59 pm 1 comment

February 7, 2009; Rocky Face Mountain, Whitfield County, GA

Today was the first near spring-like day we have had this year in the area. Highs were in the low 60’s and the sunshine was brilliant in a cloudless sky. Rocky Face Mountain is the third highest point in Whitfield County Georgia. The summit can be reached by the George Disney trail, named in honor of a Civil War soldier buried on the mountain. A marker was erected in 1912 at his gravesite. The trailhead is located at the back of a parking lot behind the First Church of the Nazarene on US Hwy 41 in Rocky Face, GA, which is north of the summit. The hike is approximately 2 miles round trip from parking. It has one bench on which to take a break from the climb and a couple of overlooks revealing open views into the valley to the northwest. It is a very steep trail, with surprisingly few switchbacks. Parking is at 843 feet and the summit is at 1,581 feet for a gain of roughly 738 feet in elevation. There are no fire or communication towers on the summit, just wonderfully natural terrain perfect for a mini picnic of a cheeseburger. Today’s selection was a different one; a Jr. Bacon Cheeseburger from Wendy’s. I must say that this is much better than I expected. It was very good. Could it be a fluke? We will see, won’t we…

Photos:

The George Disney gravesite
The George Disney gravesite

The view to the northwest from the Rocky Face overlook
The view to the northwest from the Rocky Face overlook

The view to the northwest from the Rocky Face summit
The view to the northwest from the Rocky Face summit

The view to the southeast from the Rocky Face summit
The view to the southeast from the Rocky Face summit

A tasty cheeseburger on the Rocky Face Mountain summit
A tasty cheeseburger on the Rocky Face Mountain summit

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  • 1. sirloinofbeef  |  February 9, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Isn’t this the first cheeseburger summit in Georgia? Great work!

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