Camping / Hiking / Helen Spring Trip #1 2021

We had a great time refreshing with nature for two whole nights this past weekend. Thanks to my sister for a solid recommendation on where to go, which was a wonderful spot called Hemlock Falls, GA, USA. Misty took most of these pictures with a Canon EOS Rebel T7.

Hemlock Falls, GA, USA:

This rock is at the beginning of the trail. To get to the falls, I estimated it was around 3-4 miles rounds trip.

Helen, GA, USA:

Guys and gals, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley.

By S.D. McKinley

S.D. McKinley lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in the first half of the 1980's and grew up in Wisconsin as a young boy, then moved to Georgia when he turned exactly twelve years old. During teenage years, he raced dirt track go karts and played guitar. He discovered his current love for all kinds of art after his mid-life crisis at 25 years old. S.D. McKinley began writing books in 2017.

16 replies on “Camping / Hiking / Helen Spring Trip #1 2021”

Looks amazing, that is some amazing wildlife. Nothing life nature to refresh the soul.

I’ve enjoyed visiting Helen the one or two times I’ve been. I try to avoid Octoberfest. Too much traffic and too touristy. I need to get back up there sometime after the pandemic.

Check out The Hayloft for some live music and drinks. Not too touristy, more locals at this place but if you want more people and dancing, Paul’s On The River.

I think they do karaoke as well at The Hayloft, if you are into that sort of thing.

Ahhh, getting back to nature! Glad you survived and that bears didn’t eat you, or that poisonous snakes didn’t bite or that you didn’t get some fatal disease from a mosquito or tick.
Ahhh, nature. Gotta love it 😉

I’m grateful for that, too. Ha, ha. There were a lot of frogs around. Rustling the leaves and making us go, “Wait. Ssshhh. What was that?!”

It’s been way too long since I went camping.

Those are lovely pictures! My favorites are the extreme close-ups of moss and lichens, but mixing them with campfire photos was good idea. I keep expecting to see a gnome pop out.

So glad you got to go on this. It’s good news after having been a bit worried about you.

Lovely place! Glad to see you up and about after that hospital stint! And camping and hiking is such a great way to reset and relax!

It really had been too long since I last went ( maybe upwards of 5 years ago ). Thanks, Ola G. By the way, that cooking job I did was breakfast for dinner, Jimmy Dean Sausage and scrambled eggs. 😁

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