What a perfect day to celebrate Edward's birthday. The campground is excellent, the weather is perfect & the hike was great!
The West Rim Trail was formerly rated by Backpackers Magazine as one of the best hikes in the US. We certainly agree. The park listed the hike as "moderate" & even though Apple Health says we climbed 18 floors in five miles, we think the rating is accurate.
The deep gorge was carved through the mountain by Daniel Creek. But now, both the creek & the cascading waterfalls are bone dry due to the severe drought here. Surprisingly, campfires are still allowed. The rugged geology & the rim lookouts provided some great photo opportunities.
The Georgia State Park system is our current favorite. Big bonus points were added today when we discovered each bathroom has a washer & dryer! Laundry Jackpot winners! At $1 to wash & $1 to dry, i'll probably wash every thing we own!