November 12, 2013
|Today's hike started at Little Brook Campground in Unicoi State Park near Helen, GA. The hike took us 5 miles to beautiful Anna Ruby Falls (10 miles round trip).
HIKERS - Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Bill Hunt, Bob Magee, Dick Metzgar, Don Preece, Tony Presley, Gerald Richardson, Vic Robson, and Carole Wintle.
TRAIL INFO. - A beautiful hike through rolling woodlands with great creeks and mountain views along with great viewing access for Anna Ruby Falls. The trail was in fair shape overall except for a few tree falls. The trail also has several rocky areas that require extra caution because of treacherous footing.
Distance hiked - approximately 10 miles - difficulty - moderate due to elevation change and rocky areas.
Directions: Just north of Helen, GA turn right onto Hwy 356 and drive past the lake and take the first left and drive a half mile or so and look for the Little Brook Campground sign.
Another great day for a hike! Fair, windy and cood with temperatures ranging from 38-48 degrees F.
FLOWERS IN BLOOM: Bushy Aster
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Crow, Nuthatch, Chipping Sparrow and Pileated Woodpecker.
OTHER FAUNA: White-Tailed Deer
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Trail-head parking at Little Brook Campground.
Information board at the trailhead.(for the mathmetically challenged)
Several tree obstructions along the way.
It is always good to clear any trail obstructions!
Approaching the Falls!
Crossing Smith Creek just below the falls.
Beautiful Anna Ruby Falls.
Nice information sign!
There is still some color in the woods.
It takes us 2 1/2 hours. (we are not average)
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Tony Presley, Vic Robson, Gerald Richardson, Dick Metzgar, Bill Hunt, Don Preece, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Carole Wintle and Bob Magee.
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Smith Creek Trail - Anna Ruby Falls - 11-12-13
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