Outdoor Adventures

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.

Nov04

If you build it, they will come…Then you have to maintain it!

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Outdoor Adventures

If you build it, they will come…Then you have to maintain it!

When hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine in 2004, my son, Murray, and I were traversing the “100 Mile Wilderness,” the longest stretch of the trail between roads. In the middle, we ran across a crew, 50 miles from the closest paved road, busting boulders into gravel to fix the trail. Talking with them made me realize that, though I had been involved in trail building for over 30 years, it had never occurred to me that the trail required regular and intense maintenance.

Jul20

A 2,189-Mile Footpath Starts with a Single Step -- Near Dahlonega

Written by // Tom Lamb Categories // Outdoor Adventures

A 2,189-Mile Footpath Starts with a Single Step -- Near Dahlonega

Twenty one miles from the Dahlonega square is a bronze plaque set into the stone of Springer Mountain. On a tree overhead is a 2”x6” white blaze, the first of 165,000 on this single track footpath that begins in Georgia and ends in Maine.

Mar21

Adventure Awaits in Dahlonega

Written by // Chris Worick Categories // Outdoor Adventures

Adventure Awaits in Dahlonega

A window of opportunity has opened in the North Georgia Mountains. Typically, it does not stay open for long so it's best to take advantage of it while it lasts. From late February through the end of March, mild temperatures and the lack of vegetation offer a unique experience to the visitor. If you're the type who likes to get out and explore, or just enjoy day trips with a bit of adventure thrown in, Lumpkin County is calling right now.

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