The Appalachian Trail - Woody Gap - Gooch Gap

February 25, 2014

Today's hike was on the Appalachian Trail from Woody Gap to Gooch Gap, GA and back.

HIKERS - Wayne Barrios, Karen Brown, Phil Brownrigg, Pam Euliss, Stephen Gales, Dave Hinson, Bill Hunt, Dick Metzgar, Dave Norton, Mary Lu Norton, Tony Presley, Vic Robson and Geri Whitaker.

TRAIL INFO. - This section of the A.T. is beautiful with lots of great mountain views. The terrain is very hilly as typical of the Georgia portion of the Appalachian Trail. We met quite a few thru-hikers today on their 2,000 plus mile journey to Mt. Katahdin Maine.

Directions: Take Hwy. 129 N from Cleveland, GA for about 15 mi. then turn left at Turner's Corner and travel several miles to Hwy 60 (rock pile) turn right and drive to the top of the mountain to the A.T. crossing at Woody Gap. Park on the left and hike southward.

Another great day for a hike! Cloudy to mostly fair and windy. Temperatures in the mid 30's F gradually warming into the mid 50's. Total distance - 7.2 mi.

FLOWERS IN BLOOM: None

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Bluebird, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Tufted Titmouse and Pileated Woodpecker.

scroll down for photos from today.......


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Today's trailhead.
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The view from our parkinig spot!
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Headed out southward on the A.T.
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Nice views all day!
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We chat with a young thru-hiker from Alabama.
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Another great day for a hike!
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This thru-hiking couple had very large backpacks!
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Happy Happy Happy!
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Another nice view.
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We arrive at our lunchtime destination!
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Lunchtime at Gooch Gap.
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Two more nice thru-hikers.
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Another nice view!
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The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r front)Mary Lou Norton, Dick Metzgar, Bill Hunt, Stephen Gales, Karen Brown, Geri Whitaker, Wayne Barrios and Tony Presley. (l-r back) David Hinson, Dave Norton, Phil Brownrigg, Vic Robson and Pam Euliss.


See video from today's hike below!

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Woody Gap to Gooch Gap - A.T.

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