Maybe its best to see the Cohutta Wilderness for the first time in a thick autumn fog, standing beside your car at a roadside pull-off atop Fort Mountain. “That way,” says Robert Coleman with eyes widening as he recalls his experience, “when the mist rises and the valley below slowly reveals itself, the incredible view just keeps getting better and better.”
It worked for him. A decade after finding his favorite place (a spot between Ellijay and Chatsworth known as the Cohutta Overlook) during a weekend drive in northwest Georgia, Robert remains excited about it. He and his wife, Liz, liked the you-can-see-for-miles setting so much, they bought property there and eventually moved in permanently. Now they enjoy sharing that view with others.