December 16, 2014
TRAIL INFO. - This portion of the Chattooga River Trail starts at the trail parking facility on the SC side of the Highway 76 bridge. The trail starts down a staircase to the bridge sidewalk over the river to the start of the trail on the GA side. As you hike along the trail, it gradually veers away from the river for several miles before returning to the riverside. The trail is well maintained and includes rolling hills as well as flat portions.
TODAY'S HIKERS: Geri Barrios, Wayne Barrios, Karen Brown, Jan Burgess, Pam Euliss, Bill Hunt, Bob Magee, Jeanne O'Connor, Tony Presley, Vic Robson, Carole Wintle and Jack Wintle.
Total hiking distance today - 10 miles with a mixture of rolling hills and flat sections. with Difficulty rating - Moderate.
DIRECTIONS: Take highway 76 east out of Clayton, GA and continue 7.2 miles to the Highway 76 Bridge at the river. Cross the bridge and park at the trail facility on the left.
Another great day for a hike! Clouds and fog early then fair with temperatures ranging from 45 to 55 F.
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: None
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Dark-eyed Junco, Pileated Woodpecker, American Crow, Carolina Wren, Carolina Chickadee and Tufted Titmouse.