Last week, I went bike riding on the Big Creek Greenway. I rode about 20 easy, flat miles. I tried out my new Garmin Oregon 450 which I mounted on my bicycle using the Garmin bike mount. Here is the Big Creek Greenway Bike Ride Garmin Adventure. Unfortunately, I don’t know if it’s possible to… Continue reading Big Creek Greenway Bike Ride
Last weekend, I ran the Jingle Jog 5K. This was an exciting event because Amber, Michelle and I were all participating. I ran this 5km race at Michelle’s pace, who did very well. Here’s a map of the route, along with elevation, my heart rate and speed graphs. According to the official results, my chip… Continue reading Jingle Jog
Raven Cliff Falls are beautiful falls located near Helen, GA. Raven Cliff Falls Trail Some photos:
Getting to Cohutta Wilderness is not easy as you have to drive for more than 20 miles on unpaved roads and then there’s the issue of arranging cars so you can do a point-to-point hike. On the other hand, Lake Conasauga campground is beautiful and Cohutta Wilderness has a number of great hikes. We took… Continue reading Cohutta Wilderness
After years of running for a while and then quitting because running is hard, this summer I decided to try again. In June, I started using the 9-week couch-to-5K program with the Get Running iPhone app. Since it was summer in HOTlanta, I did all my running/walking on a treadmill at the gym. But I… Continue reading Gobble Jog 5K
The Bear hair Gap Trail starts in Vogel State Park and takes you to the Blood Mountain Wilderness. Do go on the half-mile spur trail for a nice view of the lake.
This loop trail requires driving on Forest Service Road 42 for a while to get to the trailhead, but the unpaved road is in good condition and the Appalachian trail is always busy. Basically, the loop consists of sections of the Appalachian and Benton MacKaye trails which crisscross each other a couple of times in… Continue reading Three Forks Loop
A nice loop trail up Blood Mountain is to start on Jarrad Gap trail from Lake Winfield Scott, then go on the Appalachian trail and return to the lake via the Slaughter Creek trail.
Tallulah Gorge State Park would be fun to go kayaking. But even from the rim it’s very pretty in the fall. Here’s the Tallulah Gorge South Rim Trail. North Rim Trail: Trail to Inspiration Point:
Brasstown Bald is the highest peak in Georgia. There’s a short 0.5 mile hike from the parking lot to the summit which we have done more times than I can count. It has really nice views in the fall.