February 7, 2006
|This week, we went to the same trail system as last week but hiked on three different trails. The Frady Branch Loop, The Lathan Cemetery Loop, and the Pear Orchard Loop Trail.|
HIKERS - Phil Brownrigg, Terry Doyle, Jack Jacobi, Dick Metzgar, Wayne Miller, Bruce O'Connor, Jeanne O'Connor, Bob Presley, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Dan Ross, Doug Russell, Bob Thompson, David Whitaker, and Geri Whitaker .
TRAIL INFO. - All three trail loops were in good shape other than a few muddy spots. These trails include many historical points of interest which are well-marked with historical markers and signs.
Directions: Take Highway 123 West from Toccoa, GA - Turn left onto Highway 184 toward Homer. Drive about 3.5 miles and look for the sign for the Frady Branch Trail System sign on the right side of the road.
Total hiking distance today, 7 miles.
Another great day for a hike! Sunny with temperatures ranging from the low 30's to the mid 50's F.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Pileated Woodpecker, Red Belly Woodpecker, Pine Warbler, Titmouse, Phoebe, Carolina Chickadee, Crow, Red Shouldered Hawk, Blue Jay, White Breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Ruby Crowned Kinglet.
For the quicktime movies below, you may need a high-speed connection.
Parking at the trail-head for the Frady Branch Loop Trail.
15 hikers enjoying another "walk in the woods".
We had several creek crossings again today.
A beautiful little spot along the trail.
Today we did Frady, Lathan, and Pear Orchard.
One of the markers at Lathan Cemetery.
Remnants of a Liquor Still.
Mary Steele Waterfalls.
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Another nice little waterfall!
The OFHC gang for today's hike! (l-r front) "Jet" the trail dog, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Bruce O'Connor, and Bob Presley. (l-r back) Doug Russell, Jack Jacobi, Dick Metzgar, Jeanne O'Connor, Bob Thompson, David Whitaker, Wayne Miller, Geri Whitaker, Phil Brownrigg, Dan Ross, and Terry Doyle.