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Fri, Nov 24 2017 - BMT: Toccoa River Swinging Bridge - Hwy 60 to Bryson Gap and Back (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Russ, Joyce T.
Participants:Russ, Greg Walling, Janet J, Christa, Marylee B., Steve T, Joyce T., Dr. Barbara, Paresh, Allen D, Bunnie, Nancy M, Debra W


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Write Up:

This was a surreal trail: all the hills were UP in both directions!! (At least it felt like it to me.) The event was a D5, and it lived up to its rating . . . about 13 miles with around 2,600 feet of ascent. But there were certainly rewards: beautiful views of the distant mountains, extensive mountain laurel tunnels, leaf-strewn trails, and a fantastic swinging bridge above a scenic river. Mesmerizing!

Russ did his usual excellent job of researching the hike, so he guided us flawlessly along the trails. We enjoyed a brief lunch at the turnaround point and we loved the cool, dry air that accompanied us throughout the hike. 

This is definitely a trail to add to your bucket list! ~ Joyce