February 28, 2017
Today's hike was on the Appalachian Trail from Indian Grave Gap to Tray Mountain, GA and back. Tray Mountain is the 2nd highest peak on the Georgia portion of the A.T. at 4,430 feet.
HIKERS - Jenny Bell, Mike Bell, Thomas Bowers, Ray Clark, Joe Collins, Angela Evans, Stephen Gales, Tim Hale, Whitney Hutchinson, Bob Magee, Beth McDonald, Dave Norton, Mary Lu Norton, Tony Presley and Vic Robson.
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 4 thru-hikers today 56 miles into their 2,200 plus mile journey to Mt. Katahdin Maine.
Directions: Drive North from Helen, GA on Hwy 75 up the mountain past Unicoi Gap (A.T. crossing) and continue down the other side of the mountain and turn right onto Indian Grave Gap Rd. (F.S. Rd 283) and drive about 3.5 miles to the Indian Grave Gap parking lot.
Another great day for a hike! Mostly Cloudy and breezey. Temperatures mostly in the low to mid 50's F. Total distance - 5.5 mi. mostly strenuous.
FLOWERS IN BLOOM: none
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Pilieated Woodpecker, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Crow and Junco.
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