December 8, 2009
|This week's hike was on the Panther Creek Trail near Tallulah Falls, GA. from Panther Creek Park to Panther Creek Falls and back. Total round trip - 7.2 miles.
HIKERS - John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Phil Brownrigg, Pam Euliss, Dave Hinson, Bill Hunt, Bruce O'Connor, Jeanne O'Connor, Don Preece, Tony Presley, Joe Raguckas, Vic Robson and Dan Ross.
TRAIL INFO. The Panther Creek Trail is a beautiful hike along Panther Creek that starts at Panther Creek Park and ends near Yonah Dam. It includes great views of Panther Creek and rock cliffs along the way. Today's hike was from the Park to Panther Creek Falls and Back.
Total hiking distance today - 7.2 miles
Directions: Take Highway 441 from Cornelia northward toward Tallulah Falls. After you pass Hollywood and Turnerville, turn left off of 441 and turn right on old 441 and continue to Panther Creek Park.
Another great day for a hike! Cloudy with rain developing and cool with temperatures ranging from 39 to 42 degrees F.
FLOWERS IN BLOOM: none
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Winter Wren and Towhee.
Scroll down for photos and video from today!
Trail sign at the start.
We pass some great rock ledges and caves.
Crossing Panther Creek on the foot-bridge.
Evidence of a busy Beaver!
We get numerous views of Panther Creek.
A nice spot along the trail.
Lots of noisy, beautiful cascades!
It is now raining as some of us have headed back to the park!
Four determined hikers continued to the falls!
This is the shoals area above the falls.
Beautiful Panther Creek Falls!
The OFHC gang for today's hike. Turn around group. (left to right) Bill Hunt, Dan Ross, John Bellamy, Pam Euliss, June Bellamy, Don Preece, Jeanne O'Connor, Bruce O'Connor and Tony Presley.
The determined/stubbon group that continued to the falls. (l-r) Phil Brownrigg, Dave Hinson, Joe Raguckas and Vic Robson.
|Panther Creek 12-8-09|