January 17, 2017
Today's hike was on the Lake Russell Loop Trail and Sourwood Loop Trail in the Lake Russell Recreation Area in Habersham County, GA.
HIKERS - John Anderson, Jenny Bell, Mike Bell, John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Phil Brownrigg, Billy Chism, Ann Clark, Ray Clark, Joe Collins, Tim Hale, Bill Hunt, Deena Johns, Ronnie Johns, Bob Magee, Beth McDonald, Dick Metzgar, Dave Norton, Mary Lu Norton, Bruce O'Connor, Jeanne O'Connor, Terre Pratt, Tony Presley, Vic Robson, Linda Schultz, Carole Wintle and Jack Wintle.
TRAIL INFO. - The Lake Russell Loop is a very nice hike around the lake.(Listed 4.6 mi - our GPS 5.2 mi) The hike is rolling but mostly flat. The Sourwood Trail is more hilly and is listed 2.7 mi. loop (our GPS 3.2 mi) that leads up to Nancytown Falls with nice views of Nancytown Creek. The total mileage hiked today was 9.2 miles including the walk between the two trails. Directions: The Lake Russell Recreation Area is off the Dicks Hill Parkway East of Cornelia, at Mt. Airy, GA near the railroad bridge, turn onto the Lake Russell Recreation Area access road. Drive about 2.5 miles to the parking lot at Nancytown Lake.
Another great day for a hike! Cloudy with early fog. Temperatures ranged from the mid 40's to the upper 50's F. Total distance - 9.2 mi.
FLOWERS IN BLOOM: none
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: American Crow, Canada Geese, Pileated Woodpecker, Chickadee, Blue Jay, Tufted Titmouse.
OTHER FAUNA - River Turtles, Squirrels
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