The Appalachian Trail - Unicoi Gap to Chattahoochee Gap

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.


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The Georgia Appalachian Trail Club marker at Unicoi Gap.
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Working our way up the rocky path on Blue Mtn.
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Some very nice mountain views.
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The worn-out sign at Chattahoochee Gap.
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We visit the spring reported to be the official headwaters of the Chattahoochee. The only place that you can actually "straddle the river"!
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Great habitat for salamanders!
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Lunchtime at Chattahoochee Gap!
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A woodpecker's delight!
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Cloudy but still some nice views!
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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.


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