December 9, 2003
|HIKERS - Erin Buchinger, John DiDiego, Jack Jacobi, Steve Jordan, Wayne Miller, Rick Porter-Whitmire, Bob Presley, Tony Presley, Gerald Shedd, Bob Thompson, and David Whitaker.|
TRAIL INFO. - Starting from the intersection of hwy. 180 and alt 180, North of Helen, GA, we hiked Jack's Knob Trail Southward and joind the Appalachian Trail at Chattahoochee Gap and continued on for about 2.5 miles toward HogPen Gap. Round trip 10 miles.
Another beautiful hiking day! Cloudy skies with temps ranging from 28-48 degrees F. This trail is moderately strenuous with several climbs but it has a nice long flat stretch on the A.T. about a mile past Chattahoochee Gap. Woodland trail with lots of nice mountain views!
The sign at the start of our hike !
Remnants of an early December snowfall.
Very nice mountain views all along the trail!
This sign at Chattahoochee Gap is the junction of Jack's Knob Trail and the A.T.
It is starting to get cold in the N. GA mountains!
A short side trail at Chattahoochee Gap leads to the spring that is documented to be the official "headwaters of the Chattahoochee River".
A mile or so past the gap, we came to a nice long flat stretch of the Appalachian Trail. It is actually an old road-bed and this is one of several culverts that we came by on the trail. (probably built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930's.)
The OFHC gang for today! Front (l-r)Tony Presley, Steve Jordan, David Whitaker, Jack Jacobi, Bob Presley and Bob Thompson.(back l-r)Rick Porter Whitmire, John DiDiego, Erin Buchinger, Wayne Miller and Gerald Shedd.