February 1, 2005
|HIKERS - Phil Brownrigg, Jack Jacobi, Dick Metzgar, Wayne Miller, Bob Presley, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Dan Ross, Doug Russell, and Bob Thompson.|
TRAIL INFO. - Today's hike was on the Smith Creek Trail starting at Little Brook Campground and hiking to Anna Ruby Falls and back.
The trail is considered moderatly difficult with considerable elevation change and rocky footing in places. The trail is located in Unicoi State Park just north of Helen, GA.
Total round trip hiking distance - 10.0 mi.
Directions: Just north of Helen, GA turn right onto Hwy 356 and drive past the lake and take the first left and drive a half mile or so and look for the Little Brook Campground sign.
Another great day for a hike! Partly cloudy and cool. Temperatures ranging from 37 to 47 degrees F.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Raven, American Crow, Pileated Woodpecker, Towhee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco.
Our parking spot at the start of the Smith Creek Trail.
They want you to know what you are getting yourself into!
This trail is not difficult but it does have
several rocky spots where care must be taken.
A typical woodland view along the Smith Creek Trail.
Here we are approaching beautiful Anna Ruby Falls.
Anna Ruby Falls!
An informative sign at the base of the falls.
Nice observation decks allow you to safely get close to the falls.
The foot-bridge and observation deck below the falls.
The OFHC gang for today's hike! (l-r) Tony Presley, Jack Jacobi, Wayne Miller, Dick Metzgar (kneeling), Bob Thompson, Dan Ross, Donna Presley, Phil Brownrigg, Doug Russell, and Bob Presley.