Thursday, May 17, 2007

Point Park


High atop Lookout Mountain, Point Park was built in 1905 to commemorate the Civil War "Battle Above the Clouds," as part of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park.



Point Park is just one of the stops made this week by Sue Turner on her recent trek through the Chattanooga area. She is hiking the Great Eastern Trail as the first hiker to attempt the entire through hike on the new trail.

The American Hiking Society blog documents Sue's trek through this area with lots of pictures here.

Sue is hiking on many trails that we have hiked in the past, such as at Cloudland Canyon, Pigeon Mountain, and Point Park. She hiked through Walker County, where Buddy is busy building a new bank - I wonder if she passed by there?

7 comments:

jellyhead said...

That Point Park looks like you can see forever from there. I'm fascinated by the Civil War after seeing the movie 'Cold Mountain' - it seems like it was such a terrible battle, with Americans fighting Americans...so sad (like all wars I guess)

Hope you're having a great week!

colleen said...

The one on the top reminds me of a ride at the amusement park I grew up near.

LZ Blogger said...

Susan ~ The bank... vaulted ceiling? Now that is kind of FUNNY just on its own MERIT! ~ jb///

doubleknot said...

The poor bank - hope things turn out OK in the end.
The park looks like a castle. Hope the young lady makes it all the way.

flippytale Quilter (Christine) said...

We went through that area last year while on vacation. What a beautiful city!

Michael Manning said...

What neat photos!

Sandy said...

I like the second picture which looks like a castle...very interesting and the banks inside does resemble an alien ship.