This weekend, I made a partial loop with the Bartram Trail, Rabun Bald Trail, Holcomb Creek Trail, and FS roads. There were two waterfalls on Holcomb Creek Trail, and fabulous the fall color on Rabun Bald, Georgia's second highest peak.
|Loads of fall flowers were blooming, like this gentian.|
After having dinner on Rabun Bald and chatting with some dayhikers, a family was setting up camp at the summit, so I decided to head down the Rabun Bald Trail to find a quieter campsite for the night. Normally, I wouldn't set up on a ridge, but the views of the fall color were just too pretty. Plus, I knew I'd be super warm cause I was testing out my brand new, hot off the sewing machine DIY winter karo top quilt (more on this in future posts).
|Camping on the leeward side of the ridge|
|Fabulous sunset view.|
|Holcomb Creek Falls.|
I'm so glad I got over my aversion to road walks so I could check out some trails I hadn't done before- both Rabun Bald Trail and Holcomb Creek Trail were definite winners!
|Holcomb Creek Trail.|
Trails Illustrated Map #778
Tim Homan's The Hiking Trails of North Georgia.