Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

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Nephew of infinite energy

Kennesaw Mountain is a very popular mountain to hike just out of Atlanta. It’s a very pet and kid friendly trail so if you’re looking for some introvert time on a mountain, make sure to go early in the morning or you’ll be met with half of the city. On the other hand, if you’re an extrovert, hike during people hours and you’ll meet all sorts of dogs and humans. I shudder at the thought of meeting lots of humans when hiking, dogs are fine though. I did this hike at 8:00am on a sunny but cold day with a tiny human this time around. My tiny human hiking companion was my nephew who probably could have run up and down the mountain three times without getting out of breath. Nothing shows your age or lack of fitness level like hiking with a tiny human. I’m fairly strong and I run from zombies four days a week (Zombies, Run app – don’t run again without it). So when my nephew slayed me on the trail, it wasn’t awesome. Well, it was for him.

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Cloudland Canyon State Park

Cloudland Canyon State Park

Have you ever had a moment when you’re somewhere in your own state yet you feel that you are in another country entirely? In fact, you may pinch yourself just to make sure you aren’t having some kind of dream or hallucination. This state park will give you that feeling the moment you reach your first overlook. It will leave you speechless. It will leave you in awe. It will be one of your favorite places in Georgia in almost an instant. I first read about the state park last year and while I know it must be sight to see in Autumn, I made up my mind that I wouldn’t see it until late Spring.

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Pine Mountain – West Loop Trail

Pine Mountain – West Loop Trail

Pine Mountain was a bit of an odd quest, for reasons of getting lost but the overlook was stunning. For the record I did the West Loop and took to the trail by way of Komatsu Street. If you click here you can view the brochure for the trail so you know where to go or which trail you’d rather walk.   I liked this one in that there was a lot of rock cliffs to have fun taking photographs off of. There are two places of interest that I loved on the trail; One being the Fatman Squeeze and nearby Overlook. The summit overlook has a stunning view of Lake Allatoona, a sweeping plain and I’m told, a view of the Atlanta skyline (it was a bit too cloudy that day). Which also reminds me, this is about an hour and a half from Atlanta!

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