There were 12 hikers on the Foster Falls hike today. We started at the Foster Falls trailhead and had a group picture taken at the overlook. There's a new set of wooden stairs as you start the descent down to the falls. The trail has been improved also with stone steps and rock borders. Half the group decided to take the climbers loop trail to the meet up with the others who backtracked back up the steps and took the trail over the falls on the Fiery Gizzard trail. We met on the Fiery Gizzard trail and hiked on to see views of the gorge. We had lunch at a nice overlook and the weather was perfect.
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
Friday, November 26, 2021
Old Stone Fort State Park
Thursday, November 11, 2021
There were 9 hikers who traveled to Cloudland Canyon State Park near Trenton Georgia. We met at the visitor center and hiked to two waterfalls. We hiked ½ mile from the main trail to Crockett Falls and then on to Hemlock Falls further down the canyon. The steep hike down to Hemlock Falls involves 600 steps one way. Then we hiked the West Rim Loop Trail which is a 5-mile lollipop style hike involving several overlooks. This trail can be accessed from the cottages, Yurt Village and the West Rim Campground.
The fall colors were spectacular and the temperature in the low 60’s made for a perfect hike. Hikers on this joint outing with the Highland Rim chapter were Jim Barritt, Chuck Deen, Patty Deen, Joan Hartvigsen, Lora McBride, Sara Pollard, Marietta Poteet, Bryan Tauchen, and Jack Walters.
Saturday, October 16, 2021
We had 7 hikers to hike the South Rim trail starting from the Savage Gulf Ranger Station. We started at 8:00 am and it was chilly starting out. Becky Stover didn't join the group until we reached the falls. We spent a few minutes to enjoy Savage Falls and it was beautiful. We stopped at a few overlooks and had lunch at the Stage Road Campsite in the group site area. It was the perfect day for a hike with temps in the high 60's. Leaves were starting to turn, and we saw a lot of unusual mushrooms. We got off the trail at 4:00 pm for a total of 14 miles. Hikers were Jim Barritt, Joan Hartvigsen, Lora McBride, Sara Pollard, Marietta Poteet, Becky Stover and Wayne Yancey.
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Saturday, September 25, 2021
There were 4 volunteers and 1 park staff member who came to help with trail maintenance at Barfield Park for National Public Lands Day. Our group got separated and Sara K. and Christine cut privet back and put weed killer on the stumps. The rest cut back limbs and weeds over the trail along the river up to the campground. Volunteers were Jay Brain, Rachela Forbes, Sara Kennedy, Sara Pollard, Jan Safavi and park staff member Christine.
Sunday, September 12, 2021