October 19, 2004
|HIKERS - Wayne Miller, Bob Presley and Dan Ross.|
TRAIL INFO. - Due to the rainy conditions, we decided to hike the short trails at Tallulah Falls, GA and tour the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center at Tallulah Gorge State Park.
Directions: Tallulah Falls, GA is located between Clarkesville and Clayton, GA on Highway 441. The State Park visitors center is on the north side of the HWY 441 bridge on Jane Hurt Yarn Road about a quarter mile past the bridge.
Another great day for a hike! Cloudy, rain, and foggy with Temps in the mid 60's F.
FLORA IN BLOOM: Goldenrod, White Snakeroot, White Wood Aster, Asters.
FLORA IN FRUIT: American Beautyberry, Hearts-a-burstin, Partridge Berries, Elderberries.
FAUNA: Birds Identified- Northern Mockingbird, American Crow, Pileated Woodpecker.
There are several nice short trails at Tallulah Falls.
This is a view of the old railroad piers in the center of Tallulah Falls Lake.
Beautiful October view of Tallulah Falls Lake.
One of the many over-looks of Tallulah Gorge.
The old support structures for the tightrope used by the
famous Karl Wallenda on his walk across the gorge in 1970.
Wildflower of the day!
Hearts-a-Burstin' (Euonymus americanus)
Another breathtaking view down into the gorge.
Looking straight across to the other side of the gorge.
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Bob Presley, Wayne Miller and Dan Ross.