September 16, 2014
Today's hike was on three trails at Vogel State Park, GA. First was the Trahlyta Lake Loop including beautiful Trahlyta Falls. Next was the Bear Hair Trail which includes a 3 mile loop with an overlook down to Vogel State Park. Finally, we hiked the Byron Herbert Reece Nature Trail loop. Total distance around 7 miles. Moderately strenuous due to elevation changes.
HIKERS: John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Jan Burgess, Pam Euliss, Jack Jacobi, Gary King, Bob Magee, Jeanne O'Connor, Tony Presley, Sandy Robson, Vic Robson, Jenna Wilson, Carole Wintle and Jack Wintle.
TRAIL INFO. - Vogel State Park is a great place to visit, camp, hike, fish, paddle boats, kayak, four hiking trails, waterfall and more. The lake loop is beautiful with great mountains in the background and a spectaculr waterfall below the lake. The Bear Hair Trail is a beautiful mountain loop with nice views especially after the leaves fall. The Reece Nature Trail is a very nice nongame nature trail.
DIRECTIONS: Vogel State Park is located 22 miles north of Cleveland, GA on Highway 129. Or 11 miles south of Blairsville, GA.
Another great day for a hike! Partly cloudy and cool with temperatures ranging from the low 60's to the upper 60's F.
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: White Snakeroot, Horse Balm, Spotted Jewellweed, Turtleheads, Pinesap, Golden Aster, Southern Harebells, Beggar Lice, Wood Aster, Bushy Aster, Goldenrod, Joe Pye Weed, Hog Peanut .
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Crow, Blue Jay, Junco, Chickadee, Nuthatch, Cardinal, Vireo.
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