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 [...]
We have a couple of favorite hikes because they are well traveled trails and because they are just so beautiful. This one, near Moccasin Creek State Park, is one of those areas. Hemlock Falls is perfectly located in a wild but gorgeous area of northeast Georgia. Our group had a great time hiking the shorter [...]
Until yesterday, I did not realize just how much into fall we really are. Does that make sense? Can time really slip away that quickly? I absolutely love living where I do because I can hop in the car and drive a few miles north and end up standing beside a beautiful mountain stream like [...]
After last week's two mile hike straight uphill, you would think I had learned a lesson. But when I saw a "short" trail that wound its way up Springer mountain and to the top of Amicalola Falls, I was off with dogs in tow. I did think to ask friends if they thought we could [...]
The falls at Warwoman Dell lies at the end of a short loop trail in a small gorge. The dell (or valley) is beautiful and has a lot to offer. The forest is fairly dense and the hardwoods tower overhead. The waterfalls, which is located on a major geological fault that runs through northeast Georgia, [...]
Hey, the rhododendron is blooming in northeast Georgia. The mountains are gorgeous and the evenings just right for being outside with friends and the dogs, of course. The Hemlock Falls trail was covered with rhododendron. We basked in the beauty of our surroundings.
This past weekend I finally found the Hemlock Falls trail near Moccasin Creek State Park. I had been on the hunt for it for months and even though it was "right there," I kept missing it. Without a doubt it is one of the most beautiful trails in the state. Cocoa and Chip give it [...]
I finally found the small falls at Black Mountain State Park. They are located near the entrance to the camping area and at the end of a short (.25) trail. But the pathway is very steep and involves some narrow steps. It was worth the walk but when the brochure and map say, "steep," they [...]