The Travelin' Croakers

Monday, December 5, 2016

Hiking Bear Creek Trail

Ryan had been wanting to go for a hike for awhile so, with rain predicted move in on Sunday, we decided to spend Saturday adventuring.

The place Ryan picked to hike was Bear Creek Trail, outside of Ellijay, Georgia, about 1-1/2 hours from here.

The trail itself is a 7-mile loop, but we only walked about a mile in to the Gennett Poplar tree, aka the second largest living tree in Georgia.

18-feet around,

Tree huggers, lol.

After months of drought, and it being after Fall - before Winter, the forest wasn't lush and green and gorgeous as it would usually be in the summer, but it was peaceful and a fun, easy walk.
And no bugs!

At Bear Creek campground,

After that, we drove back to Ellijay and walked around downtown, checked out an antique store and a thrift shop.  Bought a square of delicious chocolate-walnut fudge to share, and I found a set of salt & pepper shakers from Washington D.C.

Later we headed to Col. Poole's BBQ for a delicious BBQ sandwich, baked beans, and a bowl of hot, yummy, Brunswick stew,

Another great, family adventure day!

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