Dowdell’s Knob

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Dowdell’s Knob at the sight where Franklin Delano Roosevelt had his barbecue on Pine Mountain in Pine Mountain, GA.
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A bit of information on Dowdell’s Knob:

A President’s Place of Reflection
Near the northern end of Georgia’s 10,000 acre Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park is a place where the presence of the American President who guided the country through the Great Depression and World War II can still be felt.
Dowdell’s Knob, named for a 19th century farmer, was a favorite spot for picnicking and quiet thought for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. First attracted to the region by the nearby warm springs that he hoped might provide a cure for the paralysis he suffered as a result of a devastating bought with polio, Roosevelt fell in love with the beautiful country surrounding Pine Mountain. He built his Little White House, the only home he would ever known, nearby in 1932. That same year he was elected to the Presidency and went on to serve longer than any President in American history.
Roosevelt was a great lover of the outdoors and often drove his hand-controlled Ford car up Pine Mountain to picnic, enjoy the scenery and think in the quiet and solitude of the heights. In this manner he discovered the place that would become his favorite, Dowdell’s Knob.

FDR’s barbecue:
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01/29/2011 Fort Mountain State Park

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**Continuing my 2011 project to visit all the state parks in Georgia**

Today was my visit to Fort Mountain State Park in North GA. Had to get on the road by 6:00am, but it was worth it. I did get to do a little geocaching while visiting the park. Smile

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It kind of surprised me that there was still snow on the ground! Not just a little either, there was patches of snow all over the park!

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See the white of the far side of the lake? That’s snow (ice or both).

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A shot of the lake right when I got there.

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A view from an overlook just before getting to the park.

Had a Great time in North Georgia today! I plan to come back again and again!

While out 11/27/2010

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These are a few pictures I took while out Geocaching in North Alabama (Fort Payne / Desoto Falls area).

On the way to Fort Payne, AL Saturday Morning

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Desoto Falls before the falls

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I like this shot because of the colors.

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Mentone, Alabama


 

USDA Forest Service Page for the park.

Desoto Falls State Park, GA

The shot was taken in the afternoon sun so that’s why there is a lot of red in the picture.

On the road back

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When we went exploring around Desoto Falls and Cloudland Canyon, on the way back we past by an open area next to the road. The view was fantastic!
I passed the spot and had to turn the truck back around an pull off, got out and snapped off this shot (and several others).

On the way back from Desoto Falls and Cloudland Canyon

I thought the shot was worth taking!

Cloudland Canyon Last Year

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This is a shot I took during the fall of last year during leaf season in Cloudland Canyon in North Georgia.

Cloudland Canyon State Park in Rising Fawn, GA

Cloudland Canyon in Rising Fawn, GA

Falls on Lookout Mountain

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Handheld shot from the Nikon D100 with a low shutter speed to get the spun glass effect. Even though it was handheld, I still think it came out pretty good.