Sometimes, you don't have to go far to find peace and beauty. Walking and hiking along a local area in Toccoa. Anne even found two daffodils to take home with her. Then there were were with Wessy, who was intent on looking for sticks and ducks and found beavers instead!
Yesterday, we were at Woody Gap and hiked to Preacher's Rock and on a little further. It was cool and windy at the Gap but very nice on the top. It's been weeks since I have been able to hike mostly due to "puppy" Wessy and the rain! What a wild last two weeks [...]
Yesterday, I took Wessy for her first walk at Broken Bridges and the county park! Wow! What a difference a year makes in the way this area looks. Clean, some grass planted, and no sign of bad human activity! She loved it but also seemed a little overwhelmed by the size of "all outdoors!" We [...]
Beautiful Lake Jocassee will be a destination this summer with kayaks! Pat and Chip enjoyed the view while Wessy looked for—you got it—sticks! I think we paddled one area of this lake a few years back but definitely want to go again. The Devil's Fork State Park is large and wonderful but there is a [...]
Opossum Falls (also called Possum Falls) in South Carolina is a place I have wanted to visit for a while. I can check it off my "to visit" list. The falls are located in Oconee County, and the well-kept trail (only a few downed trees) offers a great hike. I'm glad I did it before [...]
Up Rabun Bald again! This is from a few weeks ago. I'm behind on my posts maybe because I have a new puppy, who is pulling on me 24/7. My story: Beth had never been to the top of Rabun Bald, and I said, "Let's do it!" I had no idea what we were [...]
Whiteside Mountain near Highlands is always a favorite winter hike. Usually, we hike in ice and snow. This time it was just cold and wintery. I posted some of these photos on FB but wanted to talk about the hike itself. This hike is a looping two miles which leads to one incredible overlook after [...]
A few months ago, I struggled with this trail—the Forney Ridge Trail—as we hiked to Andrews Bald, but this was a different day! One hiker wrote that we all have good and bad days on "the trail." Some days we don't have as much energy and others we have lots! He had a bad day [...]