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    Yirkl . reviewed Alum Cave Trail to Mount LeConte

    4 months ago

    We checked this hike off the list finally on Friday. The weather the first part of the day was perfect but the rain caught us just as we were leaving the summit. Probably one of the best hikes I’ve done. Arch Rock, Inspiration Point, Eye of the Needle and Alum Cave Bluff were all awesome to see along the hike. The folks at a LeConte Lodge were great as well, even got to see the Llamas. Definitely will be back to this mountain again to hike the other approach trails.

    Yirkl . reviewed Flat Creek Loop

    6 months ago

    A nice morning hike for the first day of spring!!! A couple other hikers are out this morning as well. Squirrels and chipmunks are all along the trail. In and out by noon. Great trail for a quick day hike!!

    Yirkl . saved Flat Creek Loop

    6 months ago

    Yirkl . reviewed Amicacola Falls Trail

    7 months ago

    Went to ATKO today. Took the stairs to the top of the falls, which I highly recommend. It’s tough but take your time and it’s not THAT bad. Well work the views. Visit the lodge while you’re up there. Took the East Ridge trail back to the visitors center. Great weather today!!

    Yirkl . completed Amicacola Falls Trail

    7 months ago

    Yirkl . reviewed Springer Mountain via Appalachian Trail

    7 months ago

    If anyone knows who the Boy Scout troop on Springer Mnt was yesterday (Feb 24, 2018) please contact me ASAP at email yirkl@yahoo.com

    These guys assisted local EMS on an unfortunate event that happened on Springer and need to be recognized. Thanks to anyone that can help with this!

    Yirkl . reviewed Appalachian Trail: Tesnatee Gap to Cow Rock Mountain

    7 months ago

    This morning we parked at Hogpen Gap and started out for the day with cloudy skies and awesome temps. The hike up Wildcat Mt is uphill out of the gate but not a bad climb. The views from the top were not there because of clouds and fog. Steep decline into Tesnatee. Cowrock wasn’t too bad a climb, moderate. The views came and went on the summit depending on how the wind blew the fog. I did manage to get a few good pics. We met some thru-hikers coming back down into Tesnatee Gap. The hike back across Wildcat was pretty tough going up but caught some good views at the top. By the time we were back to Hogpen Gap the skies were clearing so hikers up top during the afternoon probably had better views. Great hike though. 3 hours total and that was not pushing it. Highly recommend this one. Head on down into Helen GA if you’ve never been!!

    Yirkl . reviewed Long Creek Falls via Appalachian Trail

    7 months ago

    The weather finally cleared today so it was time to hit the trail. Couldn’t ask for a better day!! There were several hikers out and about today but not what you would call crowded. I met two 2017 AT thru-hikers on the way in. Since all the rain has been plentiful over the past forever it seems, the falls were really pretty today!!
    After I left the falls, I continued on up the AT for about a quarter mile to an old road bed and then back out to Three Forks! Great hike. Can’t wait to be out there more now that spring is just around the corner!!! Happy hiking everyone!!!

    Yirkl . reviewed Stone Tower Trail to Stone Wall Trail Loop

    9 months ago

    I only hiked up to the wall from the parking lot but have to say I’m impressed with the wall and it’s unknown history. Very interesting to me and makes me wonder about what it’s real purpose was and who built it. Will be going back soon to do the loop. Accidentally stumbled up on this relic. Highly advise anyone to at least check out the ruins of the wall. This was on Jan 01, ‘18

    Yirkl . reviewed Big Cedar Mountain and Preachers Rock via Appalachian Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Hiked up yesterday morning since I was on the way to Trailfest in Dahlonega. The weather was perfect and the views were breathtaking, just as I remember them from last time I was there about 8 years ago. Met a lot of friendly people, some that I seen again later at the festival! If you've never been to Trailfest, you should make it a point to go next year. Good times!! Last night decided to go back up to Woody Gap and camp for the night. Very busy spot. Happy hiking everyone!!!✌️

    Yirkl . followed Kendra Hall

    about 1 year ago

    Yirkl . followed Kendra Hall

    about 1 year ago

    Yirkl . reviewed Noontootla Creek

    about 1 year ago

    Yirkl . reviewed Noontootla Creek

    about 1 year ago

    Rick, email me and I can help you out with this area. Email is in my profile!

    Yirkl . completed Noontootla Creek

    about 1 year ago

    Yirkl . reviewed Flat Creek Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Nice day hike trail and, for all you Geocachers out there, might wanna check out this area as well as some other nearby places up Aska Rd. Iced hiked this lollipop loop many times and pass by here every time I'm at work. Happy hiking!!!

    Yirkl . completed Flat Creek Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Yirkl . reviewed Chimney Tops Trail [CLOSED]

    about 1 year ago

    Awesome trail!! Totally will do it again. Very steep climb but solo worth the rewards at the top. I haven't been up since the fires. I talked to an employee at NOC in Gatlinburg who said it may be up to another year and a half before the trail is cleaned up and reopened. My last trip up was Sep 2015

    Yirkl . completed Chimney Tops Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Yirkl . reviewed Panther Creek Trail

    about 1 year ago

    About a month ago I hiked from Three Forks to the falls on a rescue mission for a hiker in distress. This was my first hike to the falls and have to agree with Cory, I would'nt bring small kids. This is a tough section of trail, at least from the falls back to Three Forks. Seen some wildlife including an approx 3' timber rattler.

    Yirkl . completed Panther Creek Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Yirkl . reviewed Springer Mountain via Appalachian Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Hiked here a few weeks ago, another or many many hikes on Springer. Highly recommend this section for almost any hiker as its not too strenuous.

    Yirkl . reviewed Blood Mountain and Freeman Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Great day for hiking. Couldn't ask for better weather. This was my 6th trip up. A lot of hikers were out today, more than I'd ever seen on the mountain.