Special places with wildflowers in the southeast
Arabia Mountain- diamorpha in spring, daisies in autumn- Oct. 2013
Foothills Trail- Oconee Bells
Kimsey Creek Trail, North Carolina
Pocket of Pigeon Mountain- March 2011, April 2012
Station Cove Falls, South Carolina
Yellow Branch Falls, South Carolina
Guidebook for hikes with wildflowers in the southeast:
Hugh and Carol Nourse's Favorite Wildflower Walks of Georgia.
Describes WHEN to do the hikes, essential for planning trips to coincide with peak flowering seasons. This book has wonderful color photos and flower descriptions. Even though the walks in this book appear to be short, most can be extended to full day or overnight hikes. There aren't as many trails covered, but every hike in this book is a winner.
L.L. Gaddy's A Naturalist's Guide to the Blue Ridge Front.
Intended for naturalists and explorers, this book has geologic features and plant lists for the most botanically diverse areas in our region. Lacks trail details, but highlights special (and obscure) areas not covered by other guides.
|Hiking at the speed of botany at the Pocket.|
Black Rock Mountain State Park - hiking every trail in the park
Brasstown Bald- Wagon Train, Arkaquah (2011, 2012), and Jacks Knob Trail (2013)
Cohuttas- Emery Creek Trail and Mountaintown Creek Trail
FDR State Park- dayhikes and backpacking the Pine Mountain Trail
George Smith State Park- canoeing and camping in the cypress swamp
Lake Russell Recreation Area- Ladyslipper Trail and Broad River Trail
Stone Mountain- with thoughts on living in the south
Tallulah Gorge State Park- Stoneplace Trail and Gorge Floor Trail
Guidebooks for Georgia:
Tim Homan's The Hiking Trails of North Georgia.
Rich details, accurate, highlighting the natural features and plants of each hike. Highly recommended!
Johnny Molloy's 50 Hikes in the North Georgia Mountains.
Also helpful for planning.
|Guidebook in the side pocket of my pack for easy reference.|
Congaree National Park, South Carolina (Nov. 2013, Feb. 2014)
Linville Gorge, North Carolina
Section hiking the Pinhoti Trail in Alabama Part 1 and Part 2
Pinhoti Trail dayhikes: Dugger Mountain Wilderness and Cheaha Wilderness,
Savage Gulf, Tennessee
Smoky Mountains- Gregory Bald, Hemphill Bald, Little Bottoms Trail
|Halloween on Bob Stratton Bald in Joyce Kilmer.|