Dockery Lake Trail - Appalachian Trail - GA

October 7, 2014

This week's hike was on the Dockery Lake Trail in Lumpkin County to the Appalachian Trail, GA. We also hiked the loop around Dockery Lake for a total round trip hike of 7.6 miles.

HIKERS: Pam Euliss, Bob Magee, Trushna Nadig, Tony Presley, Joe Raguckas and Carole Wintle.

TRAIL INFO. - A beautiful trail starting at Dockery Lake Campground and leading up to the Appalachian Trail east of Woody Gap, GA. Also a nice loop trail around Dockery Lake. Overall difficulty - moderately strenuous, with considerable elevation change leading up to the A.T. Total hike distance 7.6 miles round trip.

Directions: Take Hwy. 129 N from Cleveland, GA for about 15 mi. then turn left at Turner's Corner and travel several miles to Hwy 60 (rock pile) turn right and drive toward the top of the mountain. Turn right at the sign for Dockery Lake and drive down the gravel road to the trail parking lot.

Another great day for a hike! Cloudy to partly cloudy and cool with temperatures ranging from 55 to 65 degrees F.

FLOWERS IN BLOOM: White Wood Aster, White Heath Aster, Bushy Aster, Woodland Phlox, Heart-leafed Aster, Woodland Sunflower, Maryland Golden Aster, Wreath Goldenrod, Silverrod, White Snakeroot, Beggar's-lice, Yellow Star-grass, Mountain Mint, Spotted Jewelweed, Joe Pye Weed, Southern Harebell, Evening Primrose.

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Junco, Black-Throated Green Warbler,Pileated Woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Blue Jay .

scroll down for photos from today.......


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Our trailhead for the day.
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Heading down the Dockery Lake Trail on a perfect weather day!
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The sun is just starting to peak through the clouds!
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From the dam of the lake the trail heads toward the A.T.
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Another great day for a hike!
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Walking through tall timber!
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Sharing the trail with a large green caterpillar!
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We continue to see large numbers of acorns this Fall.
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Probably the largest group of mushrooms that we have come across!
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After a strenuous uphill hike, we arrive at the Appalachian Trail at Miller Gap.
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Lunchtime on the A.T.
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Indian Cucumber Root
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Our group at the A.T. Junction.
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The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Bob Magee, Trushna Nadig, Pam Euliss, Joe Raguckas, Carole Wintle and Tony Presley.

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Dockery Lake Trail - GA 2014


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