Chattooga River Trail - Hwy. 76 - Rabun Co. - GA

March 8, 2005

HIKERS - Phil Brownrigg,  Jack Jacobi, Dick Metzgar, Wayne Miller, Bob Presley,   Dan Ross,  and Doug Russell.

TRAIL INFO. - Today's hike was on the Chattooga River  Trail starting at the parking lot at the  Hwy. 76 bridge and hiking northward on the trail.

Nice trail with mild elevation changes and outstanding river views.

Total round trip hiking distance - 8 mi.

Directions: Take Hwy. 76 E from Clayton, GA to the SC state line. (Chattooga River)

Another great day for a hike! Mostly fair, very windy and cold with temperatures ranging from the low 30's to mid-40's!

 

FLOWERS IN BLOOM: Purple Violet, Trailing Arbutus, Green and Gold
 
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Pileated Woodpecker, Towhee, Winter Wren, Dark-eyed Junco

 


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Our parking lot for today. (Hwy. 76 bridge)
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Rock marker at the Hwy. 76 parking lot.
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Here, we see the remains of the old Hwy. 76 bridge.
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We had to rock hop across this creek.
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Here, Dick seems to be carrying this large tree across.
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The early wildflowers are starting to bloom!
Trailing Arbutus (Epigaea repens)
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Lunch break!
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The beautiful Chattooga River!
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Bull Sluice rapids - one of the reasons they call it a "wild and scenic" river!
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The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Bob Presley, Wayne Miller, Jack Jacobi, Dan Ross, Phil Brownrigg, Dick Metzgar, Doug Russell.


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