A little research for my Delmar Greene Lookout Mountain Art Project. Enjoy!
Lookout Mountain runs from the northeast corner of Alabama through the northwest corner of Georgia and extends across the southern border of Tennessee near Chattanooga.
The name “Lookout Mountain” is said to have come from the Cherokee term for “two mountains looking at each other.”
The mountain was the scene of the “Last Battle of the Cherokees” during the Nickajack Expedition, which took place in the 18th century. The last battle fought there was the Battle of Lookout Mountain, November 24, 1863, part of the Civil War’s Chattanooga Campaign.
Sweeping upwards from the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and then rising to 2,392 feet above sea level at its summit, High Point, in Walker County, Georgia, it goes on to end at Noccalula Falls Park in Gadsden, Alabama.
Lookout Mountain is situated at the southern end of the Cumberland Plateau.
Some of the points of interest are:
- Friends of Cloudland Canyon State Park
- Friends of the Preserve at Little River Canyon
- Sorba – Chattanooga Southern Off-Road Bicycle Association
- New Salem Mountain Festival
- Dade County Chamber of Commerce
- Walker County Chamber of Commerce
- Lula Lake Landtrust
- Tannery Gulf – below Lula Lake Landtrust
- Little River Canyon National Preserve
- Desoto State Park
- Cloudland Canyon State Park
- Rock City Gardens
- Ruby Falls
- Lookout Mountain Incline Railway
- Natural Bridge Park
- Point Park
- Craven House
- Mountain Beautiful Trail
- Battlefield Walk and Bike Trail
- Lookout Mountain Battlefield and Point Park Map
- Guild-Hardy Trail
- Bluff Trail
- Rifle Pits Trail – near Cravens House
- Sunset Rock – Cravens House Loop Trail
- Jura Trail
- Skyuka Springs Trail
- Cravens Terrace Trail
- Lower Gum Springs Trail
- Blue Beaver Trail
- Upper Gum Springs Trail
- Sunset Park Climbing Crag – a great place to watch the sunset on the horizon.
- Upper Truck Trail
- John Smartt Trail
- Jackson Gap Trail
- Six Best Hikes on Lookout Mountain – Roots Rated
- Lookout Mountain Flight Park Eagle’s Nest
- High Point near Miller Gap
- Zahnd Wildlife Management Area and a map of the area.
- Mountain Cove Lake
- The descent down into Mountain Cove Farm
- Mentone, Alabama
- Cherokee Rock Village
- Noccalula Falls Park
- Lookout Mountain Conservancy
Thank you so much for dropping by to see the first of many planning sessions for my Delmar Greene Lookout Mountain Art Project. Stay tuned to watch me organize the launch of the art project.
I will be posting videos, photos, sketchbook drawings, studio drawings, plein air paintings, and studio paintings in the coming days.
I have a lot of research to do for my project that I will be sharing with you week by week.
Everyone is welcome to contact me about this project by email. I will get back to you in a timely manner. I appreciate your interest so much! Until I get a contact page setup, please leave a comment and I will be sure to get in touch with you.
At least ten percent of every drawing and painting will be going to help preserve Lookout Mountain’s beautiful scenery for future generations. I do not know which organization or organizations I will be working with, but I am looking for ideas. Who would you recommend? I’m looking for the organization that does the most to bring the utmost enjoyment of Lookout Mountain to the general public. The organization that works the hardest to preserve an amazing getaway for future generations.
Owners of rustic barns and homes are encouraged to contact me about setting an appointment to preserve them in a painting for future generations to enjoy.
I welcome any ideas or information that you can add to my project.
I look forward to meeting with all the Lookout Mountain scenic nature lovers that cherish its beautiful scenery, knowing that it cannot be taken for granted.
Have a splendid day full of creative joy!