June 8, 2004
|HIKERS - John Bellamy, Jack Jacobi, Steve Jordan,
Bob Magee, Hayward Marshall, Wayne Miller, Bob Presley, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, and Doug Russell . .|
TRAIL INFO. - Our hike today was on the Panther Creek Trail near Tallulah Falls, GA. We hiked from Hwy. 441 (Panther Creek Park) to Panther Creek Falls and back.
Directions: Panther Creek Park is located approx. 3 miles south of Tallulah Falls, GA on Old Hwy. 441. There are signs on the main highway 441.
Another beautiful hiking day! Cloudy skies with temps. ranging from the upper 60's to the low 70's F. Total hike approx. 7 miles miles. We rated the trail difficulty - moderate with occasional rocky footing where caution must be taken.
FLORA IN BLOOM: Swamp Azalea, Indian Cucumber Root, Alternate-Leafed Dogwood, Yellow Root, Carolina Rhododendron, Mountain Hydrangea, among others.
FAUNA: Red Spotted Salamander; Birds: Black-Throated Blue Warbler, Red-Eyed Vireo, Pileated Woodpecker, Oven Bird, Cardinal, White-breasted Nuthatch.
Our starting point for today!
First, the trail goes under Hwy. 441.
Here, we meet a group of 4-H'ers from Hart County, GA.
The trail passes under a large rock out-cropping.
We cross a nice foot-bridge across the creek.
There are some beautiful views of Panther Creek all along the trail.
We share the trail with this nice Red-spotted Salamander.
Our lunchtime destination! Beautiful Panther Creek Falls.
We met a couple of nice UGA students at the falls.
(Forgot to get names)
We also met a nice group of Hart County 4-H Club members!
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Steve Jordan, Bob Magee, Hayward Marshall, Doug Russell, Wayne Miller, Bob Presley, John Bellamy, Donna Presley,
Tony Presley, and Jack Jacobi.