Of Mountains, Waterfalls and Picnics

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the wind longs to play with your hair.”

—Kahlil Gibran

Yesterday seemed like a perfect day to drive up to the North Georgia mountains for a little R&R from the city and we chose Amicalola Falls as our destination. Located in the Amicalola Falls State Park and situated at the southern terminous of the Appalachian Trail, it is the tallest cascade in the Southeast at 729 feet. We were pleased to find it not so crowded, and there was an invitingly cool and gentle breeze blowing…the promise of fall was in the air.

A spot at the top of the falls was our chosen place to enjoy a picnic on the grass, and after a leisurely repast, we hiked down the falls for a better look. The majesty of nature never fails to inspire.

The spectacular Amicalola falls, though photos don't do it justice.

View from the top of the falls.

Close up, top of the falls.

A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou...plus Humbolt Fog goat cheese, and some drunken fig jam.

A little veggie sammy, too.

Napping under the trees at the picnic spot.

The base of the falls where one can cool off the toes featured in the opening shot.

The view from the Amicalola State Park Lodge.

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7 thoughts on “Of Mountains, Waterfalls and Picnics

  1. Like. been to above there, hiked in from woods road to Springer mountain plaque, the beginning of the AT. One day hope to hike the pre-seven miles up the falls/trails to get to the beginning of the AT!

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    • It sure is beautiful there, Rob. I forget sometimes how lucky we are here in Georgia to have mountains so close by…though none quite like New Hampshire! Someday I hope to hike a bit of the AT, and not just the entrance trails! 🙂

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  2. Takes me back to my college days. It was a favorite haunt then, not a long drive from Athens. It’s been a few years since we’ve been there. Reminds me we ought to take the whole family. Keep the tradition going.

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  3. Maybe we can go in mid-September. I’m out of town for the next two weekends so we’re stretched a little thin right now. Also dealing with renovations at the house. I wish we could go now. It would be a relief from the heat. We’ll get there. 😉

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