Outdoor Adventures

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.

Feb02

Take the Plunge!

Categories // Outdoor Adventures

Take the Plunge!

What better time to focus on affairs of the heart than right around Valentines Day? In this case we’re talking literal hearts, and efforts to keep them beating, which is a cause that’s been adopted by the Leadership Lumpkin Class of 2016. Inspired by efforts of local fire departments, EMTs and rescue squads, an expressed need was made clear that if those services could acquire one or several “LUCAS Devices” more lives could likely be saved now and in the future.

Dec16

Hooked on Fishin'

Written by // David Zunker Categories // Outdoor Adventures

Hooked on Fishin'

Fish like it wet.  Good thing.

We’ve had quite a lot of rain this fall, but presumably, fish don’t care. They’re happy with a worm, a minnow or a cricket, or what looks like a worm, a minnow or a cricket. And avid fisherfolk are happy to oblige, especially in Dahlonega and Lumpkin County, where there are boatloads of fishing options, including 4,000 miles of trout streams and at least 21 public fishing locations.

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