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
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.
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.
Our annual Christmas Day hike in the woods enjoyable despite the weather conditions. A bit dicey with photography, though.
“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