Frady Branch Loop, Lathan Cemetery Loop and Pear Orchard Loop, GA

February 7, 2006

This week, we went to the same trail system as last week but hiked on three different trails. The Frady Branch Loop, The Lathan Cemetery Loop, and the Pear Orchard Loop Trail.

HIKERS - Phil Brownrigg,  Terry Doyle,  Jack Jacobi,   Dick Metzgar,   Wayne Miller,  Bruce O'Connor,   Jeanne O'Connor,  Bob Presley,  Donna Presley,   Tony Presley,   Dan Ross,   Doug Russell,   Bob Thompson,  David Whitaker,  and Geri Whitaker .

TRAIL INFO. - All three trail loops were in good shape other than a few muddy spots. These trails include many historical points of interest which are well-marked with historical markers and signs.

Directions: Take Highway 123 West from Toccoa, GA - Turn left onto Highway 184 toward Homer. Drive about 3.5 miles and look for the sign for the Frady Branch Trail System sign on the right side of the road.

Total hiking distance today, 7 miles.

Another great day for a hike! Sunny with temperatures ranging from the low 30's to the mid 50's F.

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Pileated Woodpecker, Red Belly Woodpecker, Pine Warbler, Titmouse, Phoebe, Carolina Chickadee, Crow, Red Shouldered Hawk, Blue Jay, White Breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Ruby Crowned Kinglet.

For the quicktime movies below, you may need a high-speed connection.

QUICKTIME MOVIE from today's hike CLICK HERE!

QUICKTIME MOVIE 2 from today's hike CLICK HERE!


pic1
Parking at the trail-head for the Frady Branch Loop Trail.
pic2
15 hikers enjoying another "walk in the woods".
pic3
We had several creek crossings again today.
pic4
A beautiful little spot along the trail.
pic4b
Today we did Frady, Lathan, and Pear Orchard.
pic5
One of the markers at Lathan Cemetery.
pic6
Remnants of a Liquor Still.
pic7
Mary Steele Waterfalls.
pic8
Make up your own caption!
pic9
Another nice little waterfall!
pic11
The OFHC gang for today's hike! (l-r front) "Jet" the trail dog, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Bruce O'Connor, and Bob Presley. (l-r back) Doug Russell, Jack Jacobi, Dick Metzgar, Jeanne O'Connor, Bob Thompson, David Whitaker, Wayne Miller, Geri Whitaker, Phil Brownrigg, Dan Ross, and Terry Doyle.


back
to Tony's Hiking Page.