Outdoor Adventures

May30

Get Out and Relax, Take a Trip on One of Lumpkin County’s Rivers

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Trip Ideas, Outdoor Adventures

Get Out and Relax, Take a Trip on One of Lumpkin County’s Rivers

Dahlonega is surrounded by excellent canoe and kayak opportunities, offering many days of paddling. Whether you are looking for a leisurely float trip on flatwater or an exciting whitewater run, one does not have to look far from the Historic Dahlonega Public Square! There are two kayak and canoe outfitters only minutes from downtown. Or bring your own boat for access to more remote sections of river.

May01

Hiking in Nature’s Spring Extravaganza…And It’s Free!

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Outdoor Adventures

Hiking in Nature’s Spring Extravaganza…And It’s Free!

Though I love hiking in the winter, with the open woods, open views, lack of reptiles and insects, sparse human contacts, and no sweat (if properly layered with proper clothing), spring is an amazing time to watch nature and the Earth be reborn. This is the prime time of the year to see new life emerging and experience the transformation from stark grey tree trunks and dead leaf litter on the ground to various hues of green and the spectacular palette of spring wildflowers.

Feb27

North Georgia Has Ten Wilderness Areas: Uh, What’s a Wilderness Area?

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Trip Ideas, Outdoor Adventures

North Georgia Has Ten Wilderness Areas: Uh, What’s a Wilderness Area?

Many people have a vague idea of the meaning of wilderness -- places that are mostly natural, isolated and hard to get to and almost always in the woods.

Jan03

Winter Hiking: How to Have a Great Hike and Stay Safe

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Outdoor Adventures

Winter Hiking: How to Have a Great Hike and Stay Safe

Late fall begins my favorite season to hike in the mountains. There are many reasons why winter is the best time of year to get out on the trail.

Dec19

Photographing Waterfalls: How to Make the Most of Your Camera

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Trip Ideas, Outdoor Adventures, Misc

Photographing Waterfalls: How to Make the Most of Your Camera

North Georgia is blessed with an abundance of water flowing through the Appalachian Mountains. When this water encounters hard caprock or a particularly steep section, the result is often a waterfall or cascade. Waterfalls become a destination for hikers and sightseers. In fact, many of the hiking trails here in the mountains exist only to lead to a waterfall.

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