Hikingsouth Hike of the Week

Vogel State Park Trails, GA

August 15, 2017

This week's hike was on the Bear Hair Loop Trail and the Trahlyta Lake Trail at Vogel State Park, GA.

HIKERS: John Anderson, Jenny Bell, Mike Bell, Joe Collins, Renee Corbett, Angela Evans, Gary King, Bob Magee and Linda Schultz .

TRAIL INFO. - Vogel State Park is a great place to visit, camp, hike, fish, paddle boats, kayak, four hiking trails, waterfall and more. The lake loop is beautiful with great mountains in the background and a spectacular waterfall below the lake. The Bear Hair Trail is a beautiful mountain loop with nice views especially after the leaves fall.

DIRECTIONS: Vogel State Park is located 22 miles north of Cleveland, GA on Highway 129. Or 11 miles south of Blairsville, GA.

Another great day for a hike! Sunny and warm with temperatures ranging from 72 to 80 degrees F.

WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: Beggar Lice, Wood Aster, Goldenrod, Joe Pye Weed, Rattlesnake Plantain.

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Blue Jay, Junco, Chickadee, Nuthatch, Cardinal, Crow.

OTHER FAUNA : Brown Water Snake


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The hikes start at the Visitors Center.
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Trails are well marked.
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On the beautiful Bear Hair Loop!
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Lots of giant boulders along the trail.
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The Vogel Overlook is on a short side trail.
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View of the lake from the overlook.
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Beggar Lice blossoms.
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Next, we hike the Lake Loop.
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Mushrooms of the Week!
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Beautiful Trahlyta Lake!
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A side trail leads to this beautifull waterfall below the dam.
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Two Brown Water Snakes!
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Our GPS Track today.
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Our GPS elevation profile.
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The OFHC gang for today's hike (l-r ) John Anderson, Joe Collins, Gary King, Jenny Bell, Bob Magee, Angela Evans, Mike Bell, Renee Corbett and Linda Schultz.

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