January 3, 2017
Today's hike was on the Little Tennessee River Greenway Trail. Starting at Tassee Park, we hiked Southward first and returned to the park for lunch and then hiked northward. We also hiked on a couple of the side trails.
HIKERS - Jenny Bell, Mike Bell, John Bellamy, Tim Hale, Bob Magee, Tony Presley, Carole Wintle and Jack Wintle.
TRAIL INFORMATION - A beautiful walk along the river on a mostly asphalt trail with park benches along the way. The path switches sides on the river on beautiful footbridges several times. The Greenway features educational signs, a childrens educational section, a fitness section with exercise stations, a frisbee golf course, etc.
DIRECTIONS: The Greenway can be accessed from several locations. Today we started at Tassee Park: From Clayton, GA, take Highway 441 northward to Franklin, NC. Continue on Bussiness 441 and bear right on Wayah St. and continue .6 mi and turn right on Ulco Drive. Turn left into the parking lot.
Another great day for a hike! Cloudy and cool with temperatures ranging in the low to mid 50's F. Our total distance hiked - 8.1 mi.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Cardinal, Pilieated Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Dark-eyed Junco, White-breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tuffted Titmouse, House Finch.
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