I shot this panorama around Dowdell’s Knob and it is easy to see I wasn’t very high above the plane of Harris County (1,395’). This view is facing due east to Macon.
The microclimate on top of the observation deck can be significantly cooler than on Rt 80. We had short rain sprinkles on the spur but here, from the deck, you can see the ice accumulation at the level of the parking lot and on other nearby hill tops.Everything this high was covered with ice.
Facing west towards Blairsville.
The last stop was Unicoi State Park in Helen.