January 22, 2013
|Today's hike was on the trails at Victoria Bryant State Park near Royston, GA.
HIKERS - Phil Brownrigg, Dave Hinson, Bill Hunt, Dick Metzgar, Dave Norton, Mary Lu Norton, Bruce O'Connor, Jeanne O'Connor, Don Preece, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Vic Robson and Dan Ross.
TRAIL INFO. - Victoria Bryant State Park has a very nice network of hiking trails. The Perimeter Trail Loop, The Broad River Loop, Victoria's Path Nature Trail along with connector and access trails. All together around 10 miles to choose from. The trails are well maintained and feature rolling terrain and nice river and woodland views.
Distance hiked - approximately 6 miles - difficulty - Easy to moderate.
Directions: Victoria Bryant State Park is located between Lavonia and Royston on Highway 327. There is a $5 per car parking fee or a Georgia State Parks Pass.
Another great day for a hike! Sunny and cold with a breeze. Temperatures ranged from 29 to 40 degrees F.
FLOWERS IN BLOOM: none
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Turkey Vulture, American Crow, Blue Jay, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Robin, Bluebird, Cardinal, Tufted Titmouse, Pine Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Mallard Duck.
Other Fauna: Gray Squirrels.
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Getting ready at the trailhead.
The trail starts out by Fish Pond #1
Crossing the bridge at the upper end of the lake.
Another great day for a hike!
Sunbeams cutting through the early morning haze.!
Nice trail signs show us where we are.
The Broad River Loop trail was very nice!
The Broad River was full and stained from recent rains.
The Beaver Pond Loop leads you out to a large beaver pond with a nice elevated observation deck.
We enjoy the views from the observation deck.
A view from the deck.
The Beaver Pond.
Victoria's Path Nature Trail is short but very nice.
The OFHC gang for today's hike! (l-r)Bill Hunt, Vic Robson, Dick Metzgar, Jeanne O'Connor, Don Preece, Bruce O'Connor, Dave Hinson, Phil Brownrigg, Donna Presley, Dave Norton, Mary Lu Norton, Dan Ross and Tony Presley.
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|Hiking Victoria Bryant State Park, GA 1-22-13|
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