Christmas in the north Georgia Mountains

Where:  Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge, Georgia
                  Heart of the Chattahoochee National Forest
                  90 minutes from downtown Atlanta
When:  December 24-26, 2012
Why:  Home away from home getaway
What:  720-foot tall Amicalola Falls is the highest cascading waterfall east of the Mississippi
               Appalachian Trail Approach Trail leads to Springer Mountain, the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail
 
Christmas at Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia (1)
 

There’s just something about walking in shadowy, grey winter woodlands, an allure towards the unknown.  An ethereal setting where you’re the intruder, and ghostly tall sticks are the forest guardians.  Unclear as to what is around the next bend, the leafless trees mingle into obscurity.

Christmas at Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia (22a)Unable to see mountain tops, ravines, underbrush, or even your hiking partner, the misty blanket of fog warns to veer not from the marked trail lest you become as mysterious as the surroundings. 

Christmas at Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia (25) Christmas at Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia (23)Our annual Christmas Day hike in the woods enjoyable despite the weather conditions.  A bit dicey with photography, though.

Christmas at Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia (5)Christmas at Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia (42)Christmas at Amicalola Falls State Park, Georgia (18)

“In the beginning was the Word (Christ Jesus), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”  “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us…”  John 1:1, 14

“For today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior (Christ Jesus), who is Christ the Lord.”  Luke 2:11

Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year

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Born again Christian, helpmate of 42 years, domestic engineer of two children, GRANDmother of six darlings, professional volunteer, fanatic photographer, and a wanna be writer. Occasionally, infatuated with family history, flower photography, and traveling with my hiking buddy.
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6 Responses to Christmas in the north Georgia Mountains

  1. What a beautiful ereatheral setting. A good reminder of the Reason for the Season.

  2. mmuir9 says:

    Hi, Enjoyed your post. Marilyn

    Sent from my Galaxy S®III

  3. Bill Avery says:

    LOVE THE FOG/MIST AND THE WATER FALL….AWESOME PHOTOS.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU GUYS.

    BILL

  4. chmjr2 says:

    Once more great photographs. Enjoy your blog very much.

  5. Gene Kruse says:

    Thanks for sharing and have a very Merry Christmass and Happy New Year.

    On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 5:19 PM, Corinth Rose wrote:

    > corinthrose posted: ” Where: Amicalola Falls State Park Lodge, > Georgia Heart of the Chattahoochee National > Forest 90 minutes from downtown AtlantaWhen: December > 24-26, 2012Why: Home away from home getawayWhat: 720-foot tall Amicalola > F”

  6. Diana says:

    Thanks for this, Cheryl. Like a breath of fresh air and peace in the middle of a hectic season! much love to you and Don! Diana

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