A Trip to Georgia

Posted By on November 16, 2013

A Trip to Georgia

2 miles  2 mph

hubs and i took a quick trip to northern georgia, and is it ever a beautiful part of the country! i got to talullah gorge, amicalola falls, and anna ruby falls, and every place was prettier than the last.

talullah gorge, talullah falls, georgia

talullah gorge, talullah falls, georgia

talullah gorge was really beautiful. the foliage was great, and the walking trails were very neat. they were covered with some sort of ground-up tire product, which was very easy on my ankle. this was convenient because it was at the end of a long day of flying and driving, and it (my ankle) got pretty cranky. okay, i got pretty cranky, too, but that was easily cured by walking in the woods.

at signage

at signage

the next day i got out to the place i was most excited to see, the approach to the approach trail to the southern terminus of the appalachian trail (i know, right?). this sign, by the way, is at the bottom of the staircase, which i had just come down from the parking lot at the top. i was pretty pleased with my ability to climb back up. not saying i wasn’t doing some huffing and puffing, but i did it. it was the most exercise i’d gotten since my accident, and i was feeling it.

stairs

stairs

notice i was more interested in documenting the stairs than documenting the actual waterfall beside which they climbed…

view from the top of amicalola falls

view from the top of amicalola falls

and here’s the view from the parking lot at the top of the staircase. stunning, and we had fantastic weather.

anna ruby falls

anna ruby falls

the third day we visited yet another waterfall, the anna ruby falls. they are actually twin waterfalls where two different creeks meet and plunge down into one rushing river.

all in all, it was a very beautiful and scenic trip, and i got to see some actual at signage. highly recommend.

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