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.