Summer Break Adventures – Climbing Stone Mountain

I’ve lived in Atlanta for over 20 years and have been to Stone Mountain Park several times for festivals and events. What I’ve  have never done is actually climb to the top of Stone Mountain. Back in 2005 when I was training for the Peachtree Road race, I even ran around the perimeter of stone mountain but never up stone mountain. So when a friend of mine mentioned that her and her niece made it a summer activity to climb stone mountain a couple times out of the week, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity for Sage and I to tackle Stone Mountain. So we scheduled a time for us to meet up and on last Tuesday we took on the challenge of climbing to the top of Stone Mountain!

Stone Mountain, located in Stone Mountain Park, is 825 feet above the surrounding area, reaching an elevation of 1686 feet. The walking trail is only 1 mile up but add the incline and rock climbing and you have full body workout. It was hard but it felt really good. It was also really hot. Which kind of made it unbearable. But we pushed through! And made it to the top!

It was so beautify at the top!! And so worth being tired and sweaty. Can’t wait to climb it again!


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