March 16, 2004
|HIKERS - John Bellamy, Dave Haslett, John Hires, Jack Jacobi, Dan Knight, Hayward Marshall, Wayne Miller, John Mooneyham, Bob Presley, Dan Ross, Doug Russell, Jack Slaton.|
TRAIL INFO. - Our hike today was on the Appalachian Trail starting at Unicoi Gap, GA. We hiked southward to Chattahoochee Gap.
Directions: Take Hwy. 75 N. out of Helen for approximately 9 mi.. look for the Appalachian Trail crossing signs.
Fauna identified: Salamander, Pileated Woodpecker, White Breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, Tufted Titmouse.
Another beautiful hiking day! Partly Cloudy to cloudy with temps. in the 50's F. Total hike 9+ miles.
The Georgia Appalachian Trail Club marker at Unicoi Gap.
Working our way up the rocky path on Blue Mtn.
Some very nice mountain views.
The worn-out sign at Chattahoochee Gap.
We visit the spring reported to be the official headwaters of the Chattahoochee. The only place that you can actually "straddle the river"!
Great habitat for salamanders!
Lunchtime at Chattahoochee Gap!
A woodpecker's delight!
Cloudy but still some nice views!
The OFHC gang for today! (l-r) Wayne Miller, Dave Haslett, John Hires, Hayward Marshall, Dan Knight, Jack Jacobi, John Bellamy, Jack Slaton, Doug Russell, John Mooneyham, Bob Presley and Dan Ross.