Montgomery to Cheaha (pronounced Chee-a-ha) State Park and a day on the mountain.
Well, we stayed on Federal or State roads on our trip up from Montgomery but the last 15 miles was a roller coaster. Very exciting.
The invisible brake on the passenger side got a lot of use on that part of the trip. I may have a dent in the floor board but have not looked yet. Never take Hwy 45 north from Lineville Ala into the park. NEVER! There are tight turns into and just over hills with no guard rails with steep drop offs. Once I thought we were going to be able to wave “Hi” to ourselves as the curve was that hard back on itself. Many times the back of the 5th wheel seemed to be in one curve going left as we started into the next going right.
We did get 9.9 MPG on the trip up from Montgomery. I think the last 15 miles was what brought down our MPG
The State park was built back in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Many of the original hand laid rock buildings are still in use today. There have been improvements like 50 amp service, water, and sewer to each RV site.
A time lapse from Bald Rock overlook.
Approaching Pulpit Rock overlook.
There is almost no cell service from the upper campground without a booster. Thanks Dad, your cell booster made it possible to make phone calls! Shawna’s Verizon smart phone would only work near the highest point in the state. This is also where we have to go to get WiFi access with our AT&T hot spot. So to update this, I had to take the hot spot and laptop in the truck and drive 1 mile with a climb up almost 400 feet in altitude.
7/23/2016 03:20:55 pm
Love the pictures, Dad! lol Yes, Mom has tried to get a real passenger brake installed for decades. Maybe most of your future mountain spots will have better phone service. There is something to be said for a trip that truly can't be interrupted though.
7/27/2016 08:07:42 am
Thank you. I am having fun with the cameras.
7/25/2016 07:45:47 am
Loved the commentary Mike. How many times did you close your eyes Shawna? Or were they wide open? lol
7/27/2016 08:29:41 am
Thank you. So far we have enjoyed all the places we have visited. More than anything it has been fun. Still in vacation mode everyday which is a bit exhausting. We will try to just relax some days.
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