I had been thinking of riding the Silver Comet trail for a while, but first I needed to up my mileage. The original plan was to ride with a friend, but he had to back out. Since the trail seems fairly safe and well-traveled, I decided to go it alone. On April 13, Amber dropped… Continue reading Silver Comet
For Amber’s birthday last fall, we went camping in Cloudland Canyon. We camped in the walk-in campground which was nice and secluded, but full due to the season. Here’s our first day’s hike, around the West rim loop. On the second day, we went to see the waterfalls and the overlooks near the park office.… Continue reading Cloudland Canyon
Len Foote Hike Inn
In October, we usually head to North Georgia to hike, enjoy the nice weather and see some fall colors. This time we booked a room at the Len Foote Hike Inn which can only be reached by hiking 5 miles from the Amicalola Falls State Park. Here is our hike path from Amicalola Falls to… Continue reading Len Foote Hike Inn
Raven Cliff Falls
Raven Cliff Falls are beautiful falls located near Helen, GA. Raven Cliff Falls Trail Some photos:
Bear Hair Gap Trail
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.
Three Forks Loop
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 Trail
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.
New Neighborhood, New Census
Eight years ago, I wrote about the census statistics for my neighborhood. In that time, I have moved around a bit, though I am back in metro Atlanta now. And there’s a new census out. So let’s look at the 2010 census data for my neighborhood/block. Only 2.7% of housing units in my block are… Continue reading New Neighborhood, New Census