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Went on a two day trip to the Great Smokey Mountains….camped at Cataloochee Campground next to the river…spot #5…great place! Just be ready for the bears….really recommend watching the what to do if you see a bear video by the National Forest.
Hiked the Buggerman Trail….about 7.5 miles…we really loved the log bridges…
The trails were full of beautiful snails, mushrooms, and flowers…
Over the weekend we had a Full Moon….here in Georgia it is sometimes called a Buck Moon because the buds of little bucks push through during this month and is covered with velvety fur.
A great part of my job is leading Full Moon hikes….and we had over 50 people this time…we take a 3/4 mile hike into the woods and then we pass through a stand of pine trees that led down toward a clay beach….from that little beach we get to watch the moon rise over Lake Hartwell.
Below are a few pictures I took of that experience….
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Went on a Bird Walk with the Oconee Rivers Audubon Society this Saturday and was suppose to be looking up for birds and getting their pictures…..but I couldn’t keep my eyes off the ground. It had just rained and the forest was a mixture of beautiful greens and browns…occasionally the sun would lend some dabbled patches of light…and the forest floor would radiate with song. Oh yes…I really enjoyed seeing the birds…even got to see a Yellow-Billed Cuckoo…but the things on the ground made better pictures….
So here is Mr. Turtle….a new red eyed friend I made….I think I caught him in the middle of eating his lunch.
And here is Mrs. Sime-Mold….she is doing her thing…her little arms (the small strands of yellow) are busily looking for a new source of food….she’s got to keep the family happily nourished and together.
Red Bud trees have these beautiful pink flowers in the spring, heart shaped leaves all summer, and pea pod seed packets in late summer and early fall…..but my favorite parts are the flowers.
Took these pictures yesterday while out with a group of hikers….super warm day at 83F here in Georgia and lots of pretty spring flowers.
Got to hike to the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in Maine. If you ever get the chance to do it…..grab it. Such an awesome place….the Atlantic is a brilliant blue from the top….the winds are wicked……and the view is much much better than my picture.