Monday, March 21, 2016

When You're Tired...Go Climb A Mountain.

After a few lovely, warm Spring-like weeks, our first day of Spring started off cold.
It had been getting up in the 70's to low 80's, then Sunday's high was only in the 50's, with a chilly breeze blowing.

But it was (mostly) sunny, and I knew Ryan had been wanting to get out and ride his new motorcycle somewhere further than just right around here, so I suggested we ride up to visit a place I had found online while searching for free camping for him.

John's Mountain is located in the Chattahoochee National Forest, just a little over an hour from here, and I didn't have any idea about it.
J had mentioned it before, in reference to hunting, but I just figured it was like the local WMA land 15 minutes from here....nothing but forest land and 20 minute walks to fishing holes.

John's Mountain has recreation, picnic areas, nice trout fishing streams, tent pads, hiking trails, water falls, an overlook.

You can see part of the trail in the photo, lined with green hay sprouts, or grass.
It starts way off to the left, zigs way off to the right, then zags way back to the left, at which point you're at the top of the mountain, where you see all the rocks.

Great view. Everything is still pretty Winter-dead, but it won't be but just another couple of weeks until everything will be green and colorful and gorgeous.

Nope, it's not a dog.
People were LOL'ing at us walking a cat on a leash.

At the top of the mountain was Keown Falls.

There wasn't too much to it this day. It's supposed to bigger/better after a/some good rain.

Looking down on Keown Falls, and the sharp drop down below, from the overlook.

 Saw plenty of Georgia Pines.

Because some people need it spelled out for them.

Go this way, that way, the other way...

Bridge over? the stream.

Beautiful day.

Great picnic area. I bet this is stunning in the Spring-Summer- early Fall.

R's new ride.
It's a Suzuki V-Strom.
He's a Strom-trooper, LOL.

Although there was that great picnic area where we were, we went down the skreet and found a pull-off next to the creek so J could do some trout fishing while we pick-a-nick'ed.

John's Creek.

There were several of these pink-flowering trees in the area. Not positive, but I think they are Cherry blossoms.

It was a good get-away day, and place. We definitely plan to go back soon.

But whew!
I slept on the ride home, and slept like a dead person last night.

It was a good tired, though. 

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