February 16, 2016
Today's hike was on the Appalachian Trail from Woody Gap to Gooch Gap, GA and back.
HIKERS - Mike Bell, John Bellamy, Phil Brownrigg, Pam Euliss, Tim Hale, David Hinson, Jack Jacobi, Bob Magee, Dave Norton, Mary Lu Norton, Tony Presley, Vic Robson, Roger Roy, Carole Wintle and Jack Wintle.
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 nine thru-hikers today 18 miles into 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! Fair to partly cloudy and a light breeze. Temperatures mostly in the upper 30's to low 40's F. Total distance - 7 mi. Moderately to mostly strenuous
FLOWERS IN BLOOM: none BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Raven, Carolina Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpecker, Robin, Carolina Wren, Tufted Titmouse and Turkey Vulture
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