If you are going to be spending time hiking or camping in the mountains this summer, there are a few basic first aid tips that you need to know. Because you will be far away from any type of medical facilities, you need to be prepared to deal with whatever emergencies occur. You should also keep in mind that it is likely that you will be without the use of your cell phone during the majority of Read the rest of this entry »
The Georgia Mountains extend across northern Georgia, with the mountain habitat formed by the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains. This mountain range boasts one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, and the wildlife is abundant and often easy to spot.
The mountains are home to a number of wildlife, including wild turkeys, raccoons and deer. If lucky, the elusive black bear or bobcat may also be spotted, and foxes and coyotes are present in abundance. The majestic bald eagle also calls the Georgia Mountains Read the rest of this entry »
You might think you have seen everything nature has to offer with all those fancy nature shows on television. I used to think that was the case, too, having gotten all my channels with sites like direct tv Georgia, but I was wrong, and if you want to see what nature really has to offer then you are going to want to take a trip to the Georgia mountains.
If you live in Georgia and you are close enough to drive, then consider making a day of it. If you aren’t quite so local, I can assure you that the journey is more than worth it, but you need to be prepared for a physical challenge like no other. The scenery may look gorgeous and it might really seem like it’s a pleasure cruise, but the mountains are no pushover. Make sure you bring plenty of water for the trip and make sure you are wearing some long sleeve shirts and pants. You may not want to do this, especially during the hotter seasons but the only thing worse than sweating a little is catching Lyme disease from a subtle tick. And be sure to do some research on the trails you are looking to hike, if you bring the kids. Some might prove a little too challenging.
Camping Activities and Tips in the Georgia Mountains
If you are looking for a place to have fun and relax with your family, the Georgia mountains is the place to go. You can enjoy a wide range of recreational activities like camping, hunting, fishing, golfing, horseback riding, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking and hiking.
Here are a few popular parks that you can visit on your trip:
Amicalola Falls State Park
This park is available for camping and also known for its mountaintop lodge. The signature attraction of Amicolola Falls State Park is the 729-foot waterfall, which Read the rest of this entry »
There are great recreational hot spots for you to go hiking in while you are on a trip to Georgia. But, when you find the perfect mountain tops, which are high enough to really challenge you in your climb, you are going to want to make sure that you take the requisite safety precautions, in order to avoid danger and harm to yourself, and to those who are taking the climb with you. Although you may be an enthusiast, Read the rest of this entry »
Rock climbing in the Georgia mountains is something that everyone should do at least once in their life. It offers pristine beauty, a chance to test your endurance and the smooth feeling of cool mountain air in your lungs. By following some simple tips and advice rock climbing in the Georgia mountains can be a very enjoyable experience.
Make sure to adequately prepare yourself for such a rock climbing trip. An absolute beginner should never attempt to tackle climbing a mountain without professional assistance. Make sure to work yourself up to a level of experience with Read the rest of this entry »
There are many hiking opportunities in the mountains of northern Georgia. The most well known series of trails is the Appalachian Trail, which begins on Springer Mountain in Georgia and follows the east ridge of the Appalachian Mountains all the way to Maine. There are many other trails as well, some connecting to the AT and some totally separate.
The scenery is often gorgeous, especially in early June when the rhododendrons, mountain laurel, and wild azaleas are blooming. The forests are mostly hardwood of hickory, oak and poplar, shielding thickets of Read the rest of this entry »