- What were successes of your project? It made me find time to go on at least one hike and allowed me to take some really cool pictures
- Where there any hurdles you had to overcome? Finding time to go hiking wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be
- Was there any point where you had to stop and readjust the project on a grand scale? I had to change the project from three separate hikes to just one.
- What were the weaknesses of your project? There are not many mountains and trails close by, my busy schedule
- What was the most important thing you learned throughout your project? The only way to get something done like this is too be super organized and have your schedule set early
- If you were assigned this project again, what topic/goal would you choose? If I could redo the project, I would choose something more meaningful. The hiking was enjoyable and I picked up some trash but the time could be used to help the community more effectivly
I got up at 4:45 A.M. on Sunday morning and hit the road at 5. On one of the coldest days of the year, we made our way down the highway to Sawnee Mountain. With a small group of friends, the 45 minute drive was not bad at all, and the mountain was fairly easy to find. We arrived before the park opens at 6, and attempted to make our way to the top before the sun rose. Reaching the top as the sun first broke the horizon, the peak of the mountain was still freezing. With gloves on and all of my layers still zipped, I watched the sun light up the sprawling plains below. Both Georgia and Tennessee can be seen from the top. Even early, there were a few people at the top. I would advise getting there as early as possible for the best experience as there are several prime photo spots that may be taken if not. On the ride home, the town of Cummings proved fun and hospitable. The small town feel makes it easy to walk around and enjoy the scenery.