Logo Big Spring Ridge - Rocky Knob
February 2017
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Years ago, a former neighbor came across the wreckage of a plane high up in the Wilderness Area.
It was before GPS was readily available, and he was never able to locate it again.   He described the
general vicinity, and on a gorgeous February day, I decided to take a look.
The specific area is very steep, with cliffs and laurel thickets among the impediments.   I was optimistic,
but on this day my search was fruitless.   Still, a day in the woods beats just about anything else, and I
did find some nice views which I hadn't encountered before.


Bell_Knob
A slightly different view of Bell Knob than I usually see.
Brasstown Bald (Enota) is the highest peak on the left horizon.



Rock_Tripe
Rock Tripe lichen (Umbilicaria mammulata) growing on cliff face


Chatuge_view
Nice view of the Hiawassee area, and the original river valley now covered by Lake Chatuge.


Cliff_boulders
It was tough to do an effective search in terrain like this.


Ferny_Moss
Some type of ferny moss...


Chatuge_and_mountains
Lake Chatuge and surroundings


Cliff_face
Moss-covered cliff face


Westward_view
Looking WNW - The Flea, Garland Mtn, Dan Knob


Orange_fungus
Orange shelf fungi


White_orange_fungi
More fungi



Big Spring Index S. Nant. Wild. Index
NE GA - NC Index SE USA Index