January 20, 2011
|Today, we hiked on the trails in Tallulah Gorge State Park. approx. 5+ mi.|
HIKERS: Phil Brownrigg, Chuck Crisp, Jackie Crisp, Royce Fricks, Bill Hunt, David Hinson, Lynne Porter-Whitmire, Pamela Porter, Rick Porter-Whitmire, Vic Robson, Lynne Saporito,
TRAIL INFO. - Our hike today included the Shortline Trail, the South Rim Trail, Gorge Stairs across the suspension bridge up to the North Rim Trail and back down to the Shorline Trail parking lot. Spactacular views including the Tallulah River, The Terrora Power plant and Tallulah Falls Lake and Dam, along with the magnificent Tallulah Gorge. Total 5+ mi.
Directions: Coming from the south into Tallulah Falls, GA, cross the Highway 441 bridge at the gorge and lake and turn left at the traffic light across from the Jane Hurt Yarn Rd. Take the next right and continue a short distance and you will see the old railroad trestle columns in the lake. Just past the columns, turn right to the trailhead.
Another great day for a hike! Fair and cool. Temperatures ranged from the low 30's to upper 40's.
FLOWERS IN BLOOM: none
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Cedar Waxwing, Robin, American Crow, Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Pileated Woodpecker, Bufflehead duck, Mallard duck, and Turkey Vulture.
Scroll down for photos from today!
All of our trails today were here.
First came the Shortline Trail on the old railroad bed of the Tallulah Falls Railroad.
Trail dogs, Faith and Hope!
Crossing the bridge over the Tallulah River.
The Terrora Power Plant at the upper end of Tallulah Falls Lake.
Tallulah Falls Lake!
Our group finished the first trail and then hiked up to the North and South Rim Trails at the gorge.
There are many breathtaking viewpoints along the Rim Trails..
Starting down the staircase into the gorge.
Taking a break on the suspension bridge over the gorge.
View from the suspension bridge!
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Phil Brownrigg, Vic Robson, Lynne Porter-Whitmire, Trail Dog Faith, Rick Porter-Whitmire, Pamela Porter, Roger Fricks, David Hinson, Chuck Crisp, Jackie Crisp, Lynne Saporito, Trail Dog Hope and Bill Hunt.
|Tallulah Gorge Trails 1-20-11|