We were able to paddle out from a friend's house on the back or head waters of Lake Hartwell. Really, this and the Tugaloo River is the very beginning of the Lake. Yesterday, the temperatures were warm enough but the wind was, once again, ruthless! It seems like every time we paddle, we are paddling [...]
I'm getting soooo ready for spring to hit. These photos are from last year before all the sickness and physical problems and current rain hit. While I'm still not at my strongest, I'm ready to try my hand at getting back outside and on some hiking trail even if it is a simple and easy [...]
I can't remember the first circus train I saw. I was probably no more than 4 or 5-years old. I do know where I was to watch the train pass by, and it was Main Street in East Point, Georgia. When the circus came to town, schools would end classes early and Mom and Dad [...]
The evening comes alive with every sunset in northeast Georgia. One of my favorite late-day paddles is five minutes away at Lake Hartwell. We paddle up the Tugaloo River and under the railway bridge and into the view of the mountains. Awesome end to every week!
Last Saturday, we drove up to High Shoals Falls and the trip was beautiful and uneventful until we started driving back to Toccoa. That is when I suggested taking a road that I had driven before. I wanted everyone to see where the Appalachian Trail crosses this section of road. The trouble was: I wasn't [...]
Here's Minnehaha Falls. It really is one of the prettiest little waterfalls in northeast Georgia. And it is an easy walk to the base of the falls. The only difficult thing is finding it. It's located on the backside of Lake Rabun. But I usually take Bear Gap Road to the small parking area. A [...]
I love Neels Gap! I just can't stay away from it. I think I have visited it in all kinds of weather: snow, rain, sunshine, and autumn when the leaves are just drop dead gorgeous. This time we were definitely above the clouds, and it is still very much summer. "Georgia added the stone building [...]
The trail to High Shoals Falls is located in rugged back country near Helen, Georgia. You can find this area and the falls located on this trail on the Web. I have been wanting to hike in this area for some time but it is difficult though some guides say moderately difficult. Keep in mind [...]