September 14, 2010
|This week's hike was on the Panther Creek Trail near Tallulah Falls, GA to Panther Creek Falls and back. Total hike today 7 miles.|
HIKERS: John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Phil Brownrigg, Pam Euliss, Jack Jacobi, Wanda Miller, Wayne Miller, Don Preece, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Vic Robson, Doug Russell, Pom Sinnock, Bob Thompson, and Carole Wintle.
TRAIL INFO. - One of the most popular trails in the state of Georgia, this trail is beautiful as it follows Panther Creek from Highway 441 near Tallulah Falls 8 miles to Yonah Dam. We hiked out 3.5 miles to Panther Creek Falls and back. Even though the trail is extremely popular, it has some very tricky and dangerous footing, especially as you approach the falls.
Total hiking distance today - 7 mi. with only a few moderate hills. We rate it moderate due to risky footing near the falls.
Directions: Panther Creek Park is about 3 miles south of Tallulah Falls, GA. From the south, take Highway 441 northward toward Tallulah Falls, GA. After passing Hollywood (traffic light) continue on 441 for a several miles and turn left and then turn right on old Historic Hwy 441 and continue until you see the sign for Panther Creek Park turn left into the park.
Another great day for a hike! Mostly Sunny and mild with temperatures ranging from 60 to 78 degrees F.
FLOWERS IN BLOOM: Goldenrod, White Woods Aster, Poke weed, Joe Pye Weed, Spotted Jewelweed, Silverrod, Whorled White Aster, Alumroot, Yellow Wood Sorrell, Spiked Lobelia, Piedmont Rhododendron, Southern Harebells and Golden Glow Rudbeckia.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Pileated Woodpecker, American Crow, Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Cardinal and Turkey Vulture.
OTHER SIGHTING: Redhorse Minnows
Scroll down for photos and video from today!
The trailhead at Panther Creek Park on Old Highway 441.
Sign at the trailhead.
Looking down on Panther Creek.
The trail leads you under several rock ledges.
Footbridge across Panther Creek.
Rudbeckia - Wild Golden Glow.
Many great views of Panther Creek all along the trail.
Mushrooms of the week!
Above Panther creek falls, there is a violent rush of Panther Creek between two boulders.
Panther Creek Falls!
Our group at the falls.
Lunchtime on Panther Creek!
We fed the minnows bread crumbs. These are Redhorse Minnows.
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Tony Presley, Bob Thompson, Phil Brownrigg, Don Preece, Vic Robson, June Bellamy, Donna Presley, John Bellamy, Wanda Miller, Wayne Miller, Pam Euliss, Pom Sinnock, Carole Wintle, Doug Russell and Jack Jacobi.
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