April 19, 2016
Today's hike was on the Chattooga River Trail starting on the SC side of the Highway 28 bridge on the border of GA/SC.
HIKERS - John Anderson, Scott Arnold, Geri Barrios, Mike Bell, John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Karen Brown, Phil Brownrigg, Ray Clark, Joe Collins, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Pam Euliss, David Hinson, Bill Hunt, Jack Jacobi, Deena Johns, Tony Presley, Sandy Robson, Vic Robson, Marsha Tiesler and Yolie Ybarra.
TRAIL INFO. - Parking on the SC side of Highway 28 bridge, we took the lower trail along the Chattooga River instead of the upper trail which veers away from the river. The two trails come back together after a couple of miles and continues on to Lick Log Creek which features two nice waterfalls. Licklog Falls and Pigpen Falls. The lower trail has lots of flat walking along the river. The total round trip hike today was 8.5 miles - moderate difficulty.
Directions: Directions: The Highway 28 (Russell) Bridge is located on SC highway 28 between Walhalla, SC and Highlands, NC. The Chattooga River is the border river of GA/SC. From Clayton, GA take Warwoman Road and drive to the intersection of Highway 28 and turn right and go to the SC side of the 28 bridge and the parking lot is on the left. Approx. 14-15 miles from Clayton.
Another great day for a hike! Fair and mild. Temperatures in the low 60's F warming into the low 80's. Total distance - 8.5 mi.
BLOOMING PLANTS: Halberd Leaf Violet, Woodland Phlox, Bluets, Robin's Plantain, Catesby's Trillium, Toadshade (red and yellow), Wood Anemone, Foamflower, Sweet Shrub, Pinxter, Dwarf Iris (crested and vernal), Dog Hobble, Carolina Silverbell and Flowering Dogwood.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Cardinal, Carolina Wren, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Chickadee, Pine Warbler, Worm-eating Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler and Black and White Warbler.
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