Thu, Dec 9 2021 - Darnell Creek Trail to Rabun Bald (View Original Event Details)

Trip Leader(s): Ann, Ralph Howard
Participants:Ann, Ralph Howard, Marty E, Brad W, Connie, Tim W

Write Up:

A great hike!  14.4 miles, 2.5 mph moving average, and 3300 gain.  We did cross Darnell Creek, that water was cold!  Invigorating!  Not too deep - below the knees.  Onward we continued paralleling the creek until we reached the Bartram trail.  Upward and switchbacks, a saddleback, and then upward to the Bald.  We enjoyed a brief lunch before the cold started settling back into our bones.  There is a saddleback to warm us up on the return.  And then the creek, a spectacular waterfall, the water crossing and finish.  Tims first time on Rabun - I am sure there will be more to follow.  A cautionary note - if you don't know this trail - it would be difficult to follow unless you had a track or a guide (as there are intersecting trails).