March 22, 2016
Today, we hiked the Stoneplace Trail at Tallulah Gorge State Park. A 10 mile round trip hike from the Interpretive Center to the Stoneplace Boat Ramp on Tugalo Lake.
HIKERS: Mike Bell, John Bellamy, Karen Brown, Ray Clarke, Joe Collins, Stephen Gales, Bill Hunt, David Hinson, Jack Jacobi, Dick Metzgar, Jeanne O'Connor, Tony Presley, Vic Robson, Marsha Tiesler.
TRAIL INFO. - The Stoneplace Trail is an excellent trail that has moderate difficulty terrain with lots of flat areas. This 5 mile one way trail leads from the Interpretive Center to Stoneplace Boatramp which is in a cove on the Chattooga River end of Tugalo Lake. The State Park requires each hiker to get a permit before hiking this trail.
Total round trip hiking distance today – 10 miles - Difficulty rating - moderate.
DIRECTIONS: The Stoneplace Trail is located in Tallulah Gorge State Park, GA beginning at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center.
Another great day for a hike! Very sunny with temperatures ranging from low 30’s to mid-60's degrees F.
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: Green and Gold, Trailing Arbutus, Heartleaf Wild Ginger, Halberd Leaf Violet, Robin's Plantain, Redbud and Dogwood Trees and Dandelion.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Peregrine Falcon, American Crow, Turkey Vulture, Blue-headed Vireo, Carolina Wren, Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse and Pileated Woodpecker.
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