Monday, August 1, 2011
Picked up the rental car around 11:00 am and off we went sightseeing. First stop Tallulah Gorge State Park. Tallulah Gorge is one of the oldest geological features in North America. It is 2 miles long and nearly 1000 feet deep. We hiked to the overlook for Tempesta Falls and Hawthorne Cascade and Pool. To get to Hurricane Falls we would have had to descend 310 steep steps and then climb back up those same 310 steps. As the temps were in the 90's we opted out. We then took the scenic route back to Dillard past Lake Rabun, Seed Lake, and Lake Burton. The houses on Lake Rabun were gorgeous and probably just as gorgeously priced. Nice trip. Tomorrow a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. It's late so I will post pictures tomorrow.