It was so early it was still partially dark when I set out at the Courthouse Gap Road parking area. The short access trail (about half a mile) offered pretty views of Pinnacle Knob's rugged rock face, sparkling under a sheet of ice.
Turning north (left) on the Bartram Trail at Courthouse Gap, I hiked past Windy Gap, and then to FS 155, and then to Wilson Gap, completing the section I'd missed. The 5 miles from Wilson Gap to Rabun were really stunning so I just kept going.
|Ice on rocks north of Wilson Gap.|