Caesars Head

 

Caesars Head by NEO
The View of Caesars Head from Devils Kitchen
(A Sketch by Our Web Group Artist)

The Team

The Account from One of the Team's Writers

     Traveling to Caesars Head, from Oconee State Park, we had to travel on a winding mountain road that had no safety lanes or guardrails.  We zigzagged our way through traffic as fast as our advisor would travel with the huge van we were traveling in. During this time we were looking out of our windows hoping that we wouldn’t roll off down into the forests below. Caesars Head is close to the top.

     Once you step out of your vehicle you can smell the mountain’ s fresh air. You can go to the gift shop where we met a couple of Park Rangers that told us where we could go through a crack in the rocks, called Devil’s Kitchen to get a different view of Caesars Head. They also told us about a trail we could take to see a beautiful waterfall. After leaving the gift shop we walked up to the top of Caesar's Head that offered a breath taking view of the land below, which our artist immediately took a picture of. Our elevation level was about 3,266 feet up and the ground is mostly granitic gneiss that makes up the pluton called Caesars Head. Next we went through Devils Kitchen. Devils Kitchen is where you walk through a naturally formed gap in the rock.  We don’t know exactly how it is formed.  After walking through this narrow gap we follow a very short trail to see a side view of Caesars Head. To Devil's Kitchen
Caesars Head from Lower View at Devil's Kitchen

The Other Writer's Account     

     While traveling to Caesars Head we drove down a winding mountain road that didn't have a guardrail. Because of this, my teammates had a good time making me paranoid by “joking” about us falling or rolling down the mountain and making me go deaf with the change in altitude. Once we got to the park we looked outside and actually saw how high we were. Next we went to a place called Devil’s Kitchen. Devil’s Kitchen is a little split in the rock that we can actually walk through. One of my teammates started scaring me when she said how the rocks could just slide and crush us together and went on to describe the gory scene that would be left. When we exited the kitchen, we went a little further and got another view. This view was of the right side of Caesars Head. Caesar’s Head is actually a rock that if you look real closely, looks as if there is a head that is all granite and has a small tree and bushes growing out the side of it.  

     Later, right before sunset, we made our way to another trail that took us to a small waterfall. There, one of my other teammates and I sat down on a little bridge and relaxed while the rest of our team made the rest of the “treacherous” hike over rocks and twisted tree roots. At one point in the trail you actually had to climb over the stream that the waterfall formed. The trail actually came from the top of the waterfall to the bottom and continues. We didn’t travel that far, since the sun was setting and we needed to start making the long trip back home.  Hiking to the Waterfalls
© S. Debebe-Kumssa, J. Grindrod, V. Lyles, N. Osmanski, and M. Poarch

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