February 12, 2008
|Today's hike was on the Stone Place Trail in Tallulah Gorge State Park, GA.
HIKERS - John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Phil Brownrigg, Pam Euliss, Alan Herrin, Bill Hunt, Jack Jacobi, Linda Johnson, Wanda Miller, Wayne Miller, Bruce O'Connor, Jeanne O'Connor, Bob Presley, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Joe Raguckas, Vic Robson, Doug Russell, Jack Sander, Carole Wintle.
TRAIL INFO. - The Stoneplace Trail is a nice walk through the woods from The Interpretive Center at Tallulah Gorge State Park to the Stone Place boat ramp on Tugalo Lake. The trail was developed on some old Georgia Power service roads. It is in excellent condition and is very well marked.
Directions: Tallulah Gorge State Park is located in the town of Tallulah Falls, GA. From Highway 441, turn onto Jane Hurt Yarn Road and follow the signs to the Interpretive Center. $4 per car parking fee or Georgia Parks Pass. The trail starts from the upper end of the parking lot. Permit required (free - sign in at the Interpretive Center)
Another great day for a hike! Cloudy to partly cloudy with a few sprinkles. Temperatures ranging from the low 40's to the mid 50's
Hiking distance - 10 miles
Difficulty - Moderately easy with mostly gentle hills.
WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: none
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Pileated Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco.
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Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center - Our first stop was to pick up our hiking permits inside.
The trail-head at the upper end of the parking lot.
Another great day for a hike! 20 OFHC hikers.
Here, we can see Currahee Mountain near Toccoa, GA. .
The trail is gated here.
The trail is very well marked all the way to the end.
Here, we arrive at Stone Place and Tugalo Lake.
Nothing better than a mountain lake! undeveloped thank goodness....
"Jet" can never resist the water!
We had lunch at the trail shelter.
The OFHC gang for today's hike (l-r front) Tony Presley, Donna Presley, "Jet" the trail dog, Linda Johnson, Bill Hunt, Bruce O'Connor, Wanda Miller, Vic Robson. (l-r Standing) Jack Sander, Pam Euliss, Joe Raguckas, Bob Presley, Jeanne O'Connor, Alan Herrin, June Bellamy, John Bellamy, Carole Wintle, Wayne Miller, Phil Brownrigg, Jack Jacobi, and Doug Russell.