Third times the charm! PLEASE NOTE THE TIME CHANGES.
We'll be hiking Broad River Trail in Russell Wildlife Management on Sunday, December 29 at 10:30 AM... A CHANCE TO HIKE OFF SOME OF THOSE HOLIDAY GOODIES!
This is a moderate to easy 4 mile hike along the beautiful cascading Dick's Creek. It then winds thru the wooded coves and hillsides along the Broad River. The woods are open and the trail sometimes passes thru stands of rhododendron and mountain laurel. Since this is a point to point trail, we would like to leave a car (or several depending upon how many attend) at the further end of the trail, about 3 miles on down FR 87. By the time we get this set up, it could be 11:00 before we start the hike. It takes about 3 hours, not including a rest stop and/or picture taking. You may want to bring something to snack on.
The entrance to Russell Wildlife Management Area is about 6 miles southwest of Toccoa on US Hwy 123. From Cornelia it is 11 miles on US 123 to Ayersville Rd. Turn onto Ayersville Rd at a large PATTERSON PUMP CO (2129 Ayersville Rd, Toccoa, Ga) sign. Go about one mile on Ayersville Rd to Forest Rd. 87/Guard Camp Rd, a dirt road on your left. There is a small Checking Station sign here. The Checking Station is not too far down FR 87 on your left. Meet us in the parking lot at 10:30 AM.
If you would like to follow us to RWM, meet us at Interstate 85 exit 166 (Carnesville) at 10:00. There is a gas station (Hess) next to a Wendy's. Please let us know if we are meeting you there. Thanks, Sharon