Lake Russell Trails, Mt. Airy, GA

February 4, 2014

Today's hike was on the Lake Russell Trails in the Lake Russell Recreation Area in Habersham County, GA.

HIKERS - Wayne Barrios, John Bellamy, Karen Brown, Phil Brownrigg, Pam Euliss, Stephen Gales, Dave Hinson, Bob Magee, Dick Metzgar, Dave Norton, Mary Lu Norton, Tony Presley, Vic Robson, Pom Sinnock and Geri Whitaker.

TRAIL INFO. - The Lake Russell Loop is a very nice 4.6 mi. hike around the lake. The hike is rolling but mostly flat. Today, the trail had an unusual number of blowdowns across the trail but they were manageable. The total mileage hiked today was 6 miles including an alternate path.

Directions: The Lake Russell Recreation Area is off the Dicks Hill Parkway East of Cornelia, at Mt. Airy, GA near the railroad bridge, turn onto the Lake Russell Recreation Area access road. Drive about 2.5 miles to the parking lot at Nancytown Lake.

Another great day for a hike! Cloudy and cool. Temperatures in the low to mid 40's F. Total distance - 6 mi.

FLOWERS IN BLOOM: None.

BIRDS IDENTIFIED:Turkey Vultures, Canada Geese, White Peking Show Ducks, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Carolina Chickadee, Robins and White-breasted Nuthatch.

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Parking at Nancytown Lake.
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Another great day for a hike!
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We were missing a bridge!
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We encountered an unusual number of blowdowns. This one would have spoiled a picnic!
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A nice group of Canada Geese.
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Oops!
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The trail goes around the Lake Russell Dam.
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Lake Russell dam.
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A nice sized beaver dam.
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Reflections!
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Lots of beaver activity along the trail.
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Nancytown Lake Dam
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We had lunch at the shelter on Nancytown Lake.
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The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r)Dave Hinson, Dick Metzgar, Pom Sinnock, John Bellamy, Bob Magee, Pam Euliss, Mary Lu Norton, Dave Norton, Stephen Gales, Vic Robson, Phil Brownrigg, Karen Brown, Geri Whitaker, "Nugget", Wayne Barrios and Tony Presley.


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Lake Russell Trails GA - 2-4-14

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