Smith Creek Trail - Anna Ruby Falls - Unicoi State Park - Helen, GA

November 12, 2013

Today's hike started at Little Brook Campground in Unicoi State Park near Helen, GA. The hike took us 5 miles to beautiful Anna Ruby Falls (10 miles round trip).

HIKERS - Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Bill Hunt, Bob Magee, Dick Metzgar, Don Preece, Tony Presley, Gerald Richardson, Vic Robson, and Carole Wintle.

TRAIL INFO. - A beautiful hike through rolling woodlands with great creeks and mountain views along with great viewing access for Anna Ruby Falls. The trail was in fair shape overall except for a few tree falls. The trail also has several rocky areas that require extra caution because of treacherous footing.

Distance hiked - approximately 10 miles - difficulty - moderate due to elevation change and rocky areas.

Directions: Just north of Helen, GA turn right onto Hwy 356 and drive past the lake and take the first left and drive a half mile or so and look for the Little Brook Campground sign.

Another great day for a hike! Fair, windy and cood with temperatures ranging from 38-48 degrees F.

FLOWERS IN BLOOM: Bushy Aster

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Crow, Nuthatch, Chipping Sparrow and Pileated Woodpecker.

OTHER FAUNA: White-Tailed Deer

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Trail-head parking at Little Brook Campground.
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Information board at the trailhead.(for the mathmetically challenged)
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Several tree obstructions along the way.
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It is always good to clear any trail obstructions!
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Approaching the Falls!
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Crossing Smith Creek just below the falls.
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Beautiful Anna Ruby Falls.
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Nice information sign!
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Smith Creek!
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There is still some color in the woods.
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It takes us 2 1/2 hours. (we are not average)
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The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Tony Presley, Vic Robson, Gerald Richardson, Dick Metzgar, Bill Hunt, Don Preece, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Carole Wintle and Bob Magee.

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Smith Creek Trail - Anna Ruby Falls - 11-12-13

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