Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lets back up a little

Reading over my blog from Top of Georgia I noticed I forgot to mention Tallulah Falls State Park.  This is just off US Hwy 441 a little south of Clayton, GA. There are many great hikes throughout the State Park.  There is a dam across Tallulah Gorge that then forms a lake for the Georgia Power Company.  There is lots to see and do in the area but we were too early, almost everything was closed until April.

The Gorge is the largest in the eastern United States, two miles long and nearly 1,000 feet deep.  The suspension bridge is about 80 feet above a rocky bottom with many waterfalls.

We went to the park to hike the trail to the bottom of the Gorge and also go across the suspension bridge. The hike is short 1.5 miles round trip but very strenous as it has hundreds of steps down and then back up on the other side, then you can hike on level ground to a car bridge and then back to the parking lot.  It was exhausting but worth the effort.

Beautiful surroundings

Joe stayed on top and watched me hike all the way down

Part way down 

 Finally getting close to the suspension bridge

Going across the bridge, it started raining

Looking down from the bridge

Look close at all those stairs that I had to climb up
Lucky for me they had lots of rest stops
about 350 steps up 
Part way back up it started raining and then it poured.  I was soaked to the skin
Luckily it was not too cold

The trip down and back was well worth it.  That's it, I just didn't want to leave this out

Safe travels to all

Joe and Nancy

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