Tag Archives: Day Hikes

James E. Edmonds Backcountry Trail, Black Rock Mountain State Park – 8/27/11

This was not an easy hike. The trail is registered as a 7.3 mile loop (or lollipop) trail, and the elevation from trail head parking to the primary vista, Look Off Mountain, varies very little. But it’s what is in … Continue reading

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Three Forks Trail – Rabun County, Ga. from Big Creek – 8/20/11

This was an interesting hike, 9.3 miles total, with strenuous ascents and descents to the falls. The environment resembled very much a rain forest — very humid, and we received a short but strong thunderstorm during the day, despite the weather forecast of only … Continue reading

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Bartram Trail – Jones Gap to White Rock Mountain – 6/26/11

“A few miles the confluence of Mud Creek and the Little Tennessee River, just across the line into North Carolina,Tessentee Creek joins the Little Tennessee from the east. Somewhere near this junction lay the small Cherokee village of Tesantee, from which … Continue reading

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Rabun Bald from Hale Ridge Road on the East 6/18/11

         Slideshow (mouse over to see captions): Rabun Bald is the second highest peak in Georgia, second only to Brasstown Bald, and it offfers a 360 degree panorama at the summit from an old two story fire tower. … Continue reading

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