Appalachian Trail - Blue Ridge Gap GA to Bly Gap NC.

March 22, 2005

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

TRAIL INFO. - Today's hike was on the Appalachian Trail starting at Blue Ridge Gap GA. and hiking to Bly Gap NC and back.

Nice hike and we encountered lots of thru-hikers headed to Maine.

Total round trip hiking distance - 6.1 mi.

Directions: Take Hwy. 76 W from Clayton, GA past the Appalachian Trail Crossing several miles further and turn right on Upper Hightower Rd and drive to the Appalachian Trail crossing at Blue Ridge Gap.

Another great day for a hike! Cloudy, very windy with temperatures ranging in the low to mid-40's!

 

Birds identified: White-breasted Nuthatch, American Crow.

Wildflowers : None viewed today.

 

 


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Our parking spot for today. (Blue Ridge Gap - Upper Hightower Rd.)
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Trail sign at the gap.
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Nice hike in the mountains of GA/NC.
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Another great day for a walk in the woods!
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Here, we pass by the NC/GA state line.
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Yes, there are hills to climb!
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Nantahala Wilderness sign.
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Bly Gap, NC!
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The famous old gnarled oak tree at Bly Gap.
Boys will be boys!
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The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Doug Russell, Wayne Miller, Dick Metzgar, Dan Ross (top), Jack Jacobi, and Bob Presley.


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