Hikingsouth Hike of the Week

The Dockery Lake Trail to the Appalachian Trail, GA

September 27, 2016

Today's hike was on the Dockery Lake Trail to The Appalachian Trail at Miller Gap in GA. - 7.5 miles round trip.

HIKERS: John Anderson, Phil Brownrigg, Ray Clark, Joe Collins, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Bob Magee, Terre Pratt and Vic Robson .

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 7.5 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! Mostly clear with temperatures ranging from 64 to 74 degrees F.

FLOWERS IN BLOOM: White Wood Aster, Blue Wood Aster, Woodland Sunflower, Goldenrod, White Snakeroot, Spotted Jewelweed, Joe Pye Weed, Southern Harebell, Blue Lobelia.

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

OTHER FAUNA - Black Rat Snake

scroll down for photos and video from today.......


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The parking lot at Dockery Lake
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Trail sign at Dockery Lake.
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Dockery Lake!
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Observation deck near the dam.
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Headed for the A.T.!
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Blue Wood Aster
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A beautiful creek crossing.
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Climbing the mountain up to Miller Gap!
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Signs of the season - lots of acorns on the trail.
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A pretty Black Rat Snake
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Mushroom of the week! "Chicken of the Woods"
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Trail sign at the A.T. Miller Gap.
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Lunchtime at Miller Gap!
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The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Bob Magee, John Anderson, Vic Robson, Ray Clark, Joe Collins, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Terre Pratt and Phil Brownrigg.

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