January 24, 2006
|Today's hike involved several shorter trails at Tallulah Gorge State Park. We hiked the Terrora Trail Lake Loop and Upper Loop, the Shortline Trail, and the South and North Rim Trails at the Gorge. We included the walk down the steps and across the gorge on the suspension bridge. We also stopped by for a visit at the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center. |
HIKERS - Melissa Anderson, Stan Baldwin, Phil Brownrigg, Joe Collins, Jack Jacobi, Steve Jordan, John King, Wayne Miller, Bob Presley, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Doug Russell, David Tate, Bob Thompson, David Whitaker, and Geri Whitaker .
TRAIL INFO. - All of the trails in the Tallulah Gorge State Park are extremely well-maintained. If you like awesome, breath-taking views, you will like this area.
Directions: Tallulah Gorge State Park is located in the town of Tallulah Falls, GA. After crossing the 441 bridge, there is a parking area on the left (Terrora Park) or go about a quarter mile past the bridge and turn right onto Jane Hurt Yarn Rd. and drive to the Interpretive Center.
Today's hiking distance - 5.7 miles
Another great day for a hike! Sunny with temperatures ranging from the upper 40's to the mid 50's F.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Crow, Titmouse, Ruby Crown Kinglet, Carolina Wren, Tern, White Breasted Nuthatch, Black Vulture, Pigeon
An awesome place to visit!
View of the Tallulah Falls Lake bridge and old railroad piers.
From the Terrora Trail Lake Loop.
All of the trails in the park are well-marked.
The Shortline Trail follows the old Tallulah Falls Railroad bed.
The Shortline Trail crosses the Tallulah River on this nice foot-bridge.
The Tallulah River from the old 441 bridge.
Now, we move to the Gorge Rim Trails.
One of many awesome views into the gorge.
Crossing the suspension bridge over the gorge.
The Tallulah Falls Dam.
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r front)Geri Whitaker, Donna Presley, Melissa Anderson, Bob Presley and Tony Presley. (l-r back) Doug Russell, Joe Collins, John King, David Whitaker, Jack Jacobi, Wayne Miller, David Tate, Bob Thompson, Stan Baldwin, Phil Brownrigg, and Steve Jordan.