Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dade County

County #1
Dade County
August 7, 2011

Dade County, located in the far northwest corner of Georgia, was established in 1837, and was only reachable via automobile by driving through Alabama or Tennesseeuntil 1948, when a highway was created over Lookout Mountain. For this reason, the county was known as "The Independent State of Dade."

While in Dade County, we visited beautiful Cloudland Canyon State Park, located on the western edge of LookoutMountain. The park spans a deep gorge in the mountain with elevations varying between 800 and 1,900 feet. We hiked out on the West Rim Trail and enjoyed an apple on a scenic rock overlook.  

It was hot but we really wanted to stay longer and enjoy the views and peacefulness. On our walk back to the car, we missed a turn and got a little lost before we retraced our steps and found our way out of the wilderness.

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