Sosebee Cove and Coosa Backcountry Trail

5/13/03

hikers - John Bellamy,  Jack Jacobi,  Steve Jordan,  Bob Presley,   Tony Presley,   Dan Ross,  Doug Russell,  Jack Slaton,   Bill Taylor,   Bob Thompson  

Trail access Hwy. 180 near Wolfpen Gap and Vogel State Park. Sosebee Cove Trail is very short but is known for abundant wildflowers and large trees (Poplar and Buckeye). We then did a portion of the Coosa Backcountry Trail. Parking off of Hwy. 180

Another beautiful hiking day! Clear - temperature ranged from 56-70 degrees F..  

Wildflowers viewed - Trillium (Catesbys) ,  Foam Flower,  Golden Alexander, May-apple,  Four-Leaf Milkweed, Woodland Bluets,  Cow Wheat,  Wood Sorrel,  .  Poison Ivy (abundant) - among others.

Birds identified -  Turkey,  Pileated Woodpecker,   Oven Bird,  Nuthatch,  Black-throated Blue Warbler,  Vireo,  Rose-breasted Grosbeak.


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Sosebee Cove Sign on HWY 180 near Wolfpen Gap.
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You will see this huge Buckeye tree a short distance into the hike.
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Flame Azaleas were in full bloom.
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There are several small creeks and waterfalls.
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The Coosa Backcountry Trail is actually a 12.7 mile loop. We hiked out a portion of the trail and had lunch.
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Our group on the Coosa Backcountry trail. (l-r) Jack Slaton, Doug Russell, Dan Ross, Steve Jordan, Bob Thompson, John Bellamy,
Jack Jacobi, Bill Taylor, Bob Presley, and Tony Presley.


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