December 11, 2012
TRAIL INFO. - In the 1990's, the State of Georgia constructed this trail system as part of the Brasstown Valley Resort near Young Harris, GA. The main loop trail (6.5 mi) is called the Miller Trek Trail named after former Georgia Governor and Senator, Zell Miller. There are other shorter trails bringing the total hiking trails to approximately 9 miles. The Miller Trek is mountainous but laid out in a manner that gives moderate grades without extreme climbs. The trail has great mountain views in the wintertime.
TODAY'S HIKERS: John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Phil Brownrigg, Pam Euliss, Bill Hunt, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Bob Magee, Don Preece, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Vic Robson, Dan Ross, Lynne Saporito, Carole Wintle and Jack Wintle.
Total hiking distance today - 6.5 miles with rolling hills and elevation change of 1,372 ft. Difficulty rating - Moderate.
DIRECTIONS: The trail is located at Brasstown Valley Resort in Young Harris. Take Highway 76 and turn at the Brasstown Valley Resort sign. In 1.3 mi., turn L onto road toward golf parking. After 0.2 mi., turn L at the hiking parking lot.
Another great day for a hike! Mostly cloudy and cool with temperatures ranging from the mid 30's to the upper 30's F.
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: Blue Aster
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: PILEATED WOODPECKER, WHITE BREASTED NUTHATCH,CAROLINA WREN, AMERICAN CROW, BLUE JAY, CHIPPING SPARROW.
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Map at the trailhead shows the trail options.
Hiking up the green loop.
Fungus (L) Lichen (R).
Always nice to know where you are!
As we gained elevation, we saw lots of rime ice one the trees!
A glazed shrub.
Another great day for a hike!
Fungus and spider of the week!
One of the longest footbridges that we see on our hikes!
This is a hiking only trail.
One surviving wildflower of autumn!
We are almost back to the start!
The OFHC gang for today's hike! (l-r) Tony Presley, Jack Wintle, Carole Wintle, Jim Driggers, Greta Driggers, Don Preece, Bob Magee, Dan Ross, Vic Robson, Bill Hunt, Donna Presley, June Bellamy, John Bellamy, Phil Brownrigg, Trail dog "Angus", Lynne Saporito and Pam Euliss.
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