Sunday, June 23, 2013
It's Summer, Now Get Out of the House!: June 23, 2013
Amicalola Falls State Park was a short drive from Dahlonega. Visitors can choose different paths to reach the falls, each with its own degree of difficulty. Of course we chose the more challenging trail with staircases that scale the Georgia mountainside and end at the fall. Tackling the trail and those stairs on an August afternoon was not for the meek; so much for it being cooler in the mountains. We passed several people along the way who either decided to turn around, or just needed a short breather. Although my legs were on fire and my shirt was drenched, there was no way we were stopping. After tackling what seemed like nature's version of the StairMaster, there it was - 729 feet of mesmerizing cascading water known as Amicalola Falls. Sure, there are more majestic waterfalls and more scenic trails in the world, but on this Saturday afternoon Amicalola Falls provided me with everything I needed. As I watched and listened to the sounds of this natural wonder, I couldn't help but think that sometimes you've just got to get out of the house and do something! As summer begins, I challenge you to create your own adventure. Oh, and please be sure tell me all about it!