i’ve lived in north georgia for five years now, and can’t believe i never visited mount yonah until this past week. yonah is one of the southernmost mountains of the north ga range, and as such has sweeping views in many directions. the iconic mountain has a sheer rock face on one side that the us army uses for rock climbing training. my mom and i hiked it the other day – two miles straight up, two miles straight back down, and well worth it.
we made a day out of it by stopping in nearby alpine helen (a bavarian town) for a beer and soft pretzel on the chattahoochee river!