January 6, 2004
|HIKERS - John Bellamy, Steve Jordan, Leigh Ann Miller, Wayne Miller, Bob Presley, Tony Presley, Dan Ross, Gerald Shedd, Jack Slaton, Bob Thompson, and David Whitaker.|
TRAIL INFO. - Our hike today was on the southern-most trail in our range. Located west of Toccoa, GA, the trail is in the Lake Russell Wildlife Management Area. Directions: Take Hwy. 123 west out of Toccoa and turn onto Ayersville Road which is near the entrance to Patterson Pump, Inc. Follow this road for less than a mile and turn left onto F.S. Road 87. Drive about 2 miles past the game checking station and look for the trail head on the right.
Another beautiful hiking day! Clear skies and breezy with temps ranging from 32-48 degrees F. This is a very nice woodland trail with nice views of Dick's Creek and Broad River. (Rolling but moderately easy)
The trail is well-marked with signs at each end and blue markers along the way.
Early in the hike, we pass by some nice views of Dick's Creek.
It is a very nice walk in the woods on a
well-marked and maintained trail!
A beautiful day in the Mountains.
More nice rushing water!
At this point on the trail you have to tip-toe along rocks (for a short distance) on the edge of the river .
Here, we stand on the bridge at the end of the trai.
The most unusual feature along the trail is this hemlock tree that has grown into a circle!
The OFHC gang at our lunch spot for the day. (l-r seated) David Whitaker, Leigh Ann Miller, Wayne Miller, Jack Slaton, Tony Presley, and Steve Jordan. (l-r standing) Bob Thompson, John Bellamy, Dan Ross, Bob Presley and Gerald Shedd.