December 17, 2013
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: Wayne Barios, Karen Brown, John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Phil Brownrigg, Stephen Gales, Bill Hunt, Dick Metzgar, Jeanne O'Connor, Geri Whitaker, 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 fair and cool with temperatures ranging from 29 to 53 degrees F.
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: None
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: PILEATED WOODPECKER, CAROLINA WREN.
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The trailhead at Brasstown Resort.
Trails map near the start.
A beautiful December day in the North GA mountains.
Looking down into the valley and the upper end of Lake Chatuge.
Nice mountain views along the trail.
The trail was heavily covered with fallen leaves.
This is a portion of a tree fall of 6 large trees that fell in a domino effect.
Another great day for a hike!
The longest footbridge that we see all year!
Headed down the back portion of this 6.5 mile loop trail.
Nice signage along the trail.
Lunch at Brothers Restaurant in Young Harris!
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Wayne Barios, June Bellamy, John Bellamy, Dick Metzgar, Bill Hunt, Karen Brown, Geri Whitaker, Jeanne O'Connor, Carole Wintle, Jack Wintle, Trail Dog "Angus", Phil Brownrigg and Stephen Gales. .
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