Alpine Mountain Cabins
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Day 36-38 Chattahoochee National Forest, GA
Back into the Mountains folks! We have been pampered too
long with bed and breakfasts, hotels, and motels. It was due time for some good
ole camping. Driving into northern Georgia was a real treat. The northern
portion of the state is where the Appalachian Mountains and the AT (Appalachian
Trail) begins. We have now been where the AT starts (Northern Georgia) and
where the AT ends 2,108.5 miles north east of here near ...
... wake up, more and more cars emerging on the interstate as the sun was starting to rise. It was a beautiful sight seeing the mountainous scenery. I arrived at the Hot Air Balloon Race just in time, the balloons were scattered on a field as families were working together setting up for the race. I got a good seat up front so I could ensure a good ...
... the majority of Lake Chatuge. There were huge RV's and mansions lining the banks of the lake all with private moorings and pontoons housing ski boats, jet ski's and fishing boats. The place was just unreal seeing all the holiday homes and its hard to understand how there can be so many Americans that just can just head off to their lake house for the weekend, or summer break.
We hired ...
We met Peggy's long time friend, Jack in Blairsville. Jack took us on a hike on Cowpen Trail to the summit of Cowpen Mountain which is 3852 feet in elevation. This trail is on the Appalachian Trail. We saw quite a few through hikers and talked to them. One had his dog who even had ...
... As we hiked into higher elevations, it did become warmer and less windy. There are evergreen trees and trees with no leaves. Sometimes the sun peaked through the clouds. We hiked the Creek Trail, up 175 stairs to the Reflection Pool, and then 425 stairs to the top of the falls. Then, we hiked the Spring Trail. Though it seemed more, we only hiked about 3 miles.
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