Lady Slipper Trail - GA

December 27, 2007

Today's hike was on the Lady Slipper Trail in the Lake Russell State Wildlife Management Area Park, near Cornelia, GA. We hiked from Nancytown Lake parking area over to the trail-head and then did the 6.2 mile loop. Total hike approx. 7 miles.

HIKERS - Vic Robson, Pom Sinnock and Bob Thompson.

TRAIL INFO. - One of three trails in the Lake Russell Park area. The Lady Slipper is probably the least used of the three trails. It is a rolling trail through a mixed forest of pine, oak, hickory, beech, etc.

Directions: On U.S. 123 East of Cornelia, near the Mt. Airy, GA railroad bridge, turn onto the Lake Russell Recreation Area access road. Drive about 2.5 miles to the parking lot at Nancytown Lake.

Another great day for a hike! Partly cloudy, and cool. Temperatures ranged from the low 40's to the mid 50's .

Hiking distance - 7 miles

Difficulty - Moderately easy but the trail is not well marked at key turns.

WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: A nice little yellow wildflower that we have not yet identified.

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Pileated woodpecker, Downy woodpecker, Crow, Hawk, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Chickadee, White breasted nuthatch, Brown headed nuthatch, Flock of 21 geese OTHER FAUNA: White-tailed Deer

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Trail of the day.
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Hiking sticks make good pointers!
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Another great day for a hike!
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Canada Geese! .
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One, two, three, four..............twenty one geese!
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Historic marker.
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An unexpected wildflower on December 27th!
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Nancytown Lake!
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The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r front) Pom Sinnock, Bob Thompson, and Vic Robson.


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