Georgia knocks another one out of the ballpark. Fort Mountain is another wonderful mountain retreat.
We arrived here at an opportune time to grab a primo site, Sunday afternoon just after checkout.
This site is private & near the hiking trails. We spent Sunday afternoon sitting around a campfire drinking hot cocoa! Tough day!
We were a bit more ambitious today & took a nice hike up to the mysterious rock wall on the park property. The 900 foot wall runs east-west near the top of the ridge. Archaeologists are stumped about the origins of the wall. Some believe the wall was built by a native tribe around 500 AD. The Cherokee believe the wall was built by a tribe of “moon-eyes”. People that were pale in skin, blue eyed & light hair. The Welsh Prince Madoc has been credited with building several stone petroglyphs in the SE during the fourteenth century. Perhaps the Cherokees ran into his group. Perhaps it was DeSoto’s group. No artifacts have been found near the wall so dating it seems impossible.
We also walked to the restored CCC fire tower constructed during the New Deal days. You can see for 80 miles from the top!
We rented a pedal boat! Yahoo! The lake was tiny but we got out there & enjoyed ourselves tremendously. A very fun day enjoying the Georgia mountains. Edward & I honeymooned in a GA state park in 1979 but we can not remember which one! How bad is that? Guess we can imagine that it everyone we visit!