The last stop on my End of Summer East Coast Highpointing Tour: Brasstown Bald for #28 of 50
The Arkaquah Trail from Track Rock Gap is like an Appalacian-style hike in the jungle... a bunch of ups and downs through dense foliage and viney rhododendron shrubs. Turned out to be another 12-mile day RT with about 3,400 of gain. Not bad for the highest point in Georgia.
White markings on the trees (called blazes) marked the Foothills Trail to Sassafras Mountain in South Carolina. Blue blazes marked the Mt. Mitchell Trail to that summit in North Carolina. I wonder if that`s where the term "blazing the trail" comes from 🤔
If you`re ever in Asheville to do the Carolina highpoints, ya gotta stop in at "Hole" for some of thee best donuts I`ve ever had. These are as fresh as it gets with them made-to-order... my favorite was Toasted Almond Sesame!