Dockery Lake Trail - Appalachian Trail, GA

October 5, 2010

This week's hike was on the Dockery Lake Trail in GA. We also hiked the loop around Dockery Lake for a total round trip hike of approximately 8 miles.

HIKERS: John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Karen Brown, Phil Brownrigg, Jim Driggers, Pam Euliss, Bill Hunt, Jack Jacobi, John Mooneyham, Jeanne O'Connor, Don Preece, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Vic Robson, Dan Ross, David Whitaker, Geri Whitaker, Carole Wintle, Jack Wintle,"Ty and Jessie" Wintle and Donee Zarwell,.

TRAIL INFO. - A beautiful trail starting at Dockery Lake Campground and leading up to the Appalachian Trail east of Woody Gap, GA. Also a nice loop trail around Dockery Lake. Overall difficulty - moderate with considerable elevation change leading up to the A.T. Total hike distance approx. 8 miles round trip.

Directions: Take Hwy. 129 N from Cleveland, GA for about 15 mi. then turn left at Turner's Corner and travel several miles to Hwy 60 (rock pile) turn right and drive toward the top of the mountain. Turn right at the sign for Dockery Lake and drive down the gravel road to the trail parking lot.

Another great day for a hike! Mostly Sunny and cool with temperatures ranging from 46 to 62 degrees F.

FLOWERS IN BLOOM: FLOWERS IN BLOOM: Blue Aster, Bushy Aster, Heart-leafed Aster, New England Aster, Tall Goldenrod, Wreathed Goldenrod, Lady Thumb, Spiked Lobelia, Southern Harebell, Horse Balm, White Snakeroot and Indian Plantain.

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Nuthatch, Crow, Blue Jay, Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Towhee, Common Yellow Throat, Yellow Billed Cuckoo, Red Eyed Vireo, & Carolina Chickadee.

Scroll down for photos and video from today!

The trailhead at the Dockery Lake parking lot.
Sign at the trail-head.
Dockery Lake!
Another great day for a hike!
Several creek crossings. Here a boulder-filled creek.
A few nice mountain views.
Beautiful orange mushrooms!
Trail sign at the A.T. intersection.
Lunchtime on the Appalachian Trail!
Loyal trail dogs today. "Ty and Jessie" Wintle!
Back down to Dockery Lake, we hike the loop around the lake.
The upper end of the lake.
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Jim Driggers, June Bellamy, John Bellamy, Phil Brownrigg, Vic Robson, Don Preece, Pam Euliss, John Mooneyham, Carole Wintle, "Ty and Jessie", Jack Wintle, Bill Hunt, Donna Presley, Jeanne O'Connor, Jack Jacobi, Geri Whitaker, Karen Brown, David Whitaker, Donee Zarwell, Dan Ross and Tony Presley.

More photos!
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