Galley Wench Tales

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Overlook, Tallulah Gorge State Park, Georgia.

After two nights in a motel in South Georgia because we couldn’t nab a campsite on Cumberland island, we were itching for a night in the great outdoors. Tallulah Gorge State Park or Cloudland were my two top picks. With Asheville, NC as our next stop, Tallulah fit the bill best.

Our campsite, we had it all to ourselves.

We arrived in just enough time to sort out our backpacking gear, hike up to our campsite, set up, cook dinner, and do dishes before sunset.

Wayne at Tallulah Gorge overlook in the morning. We didn’t see another soul until 9:30 am.

Trail steps across the canyon, on the other side of Tallulah Gorge.

There are some advanced hikes that require permits to head down into the Gorge bottom. We didn’t have time for that this time around.

Tallulah Gorge suspension bridge.

My big draw to Tallulah Gorge was its suspension bridge. Alas, I have a talent for planning park trips when the suspension bridges are closed.

Blocked: Tallulah Gorge suspension bridge.

The bridge was closed for three days, including our two days there.

A few of the steps to Tallulah Gorge suspension bridge.

You could still hike down to the bridge. Lotsa steep steps to do so.

A glimpse of the water under the bridge was all I could see.

A teaser of a view.

Under Tallulah Gorge suspension bridge.

Still, pretty enough to be worth the fifteen or so minutes to see what I could and rejoin the upper rim trail.


Fall foliage inspired our trip, but other beauties abounded.

Two Tampa Florida area gals who do flower pressings from wherever they travel.

Everyone we chatted with along the trail was friendly.

Pollinators, still busy in the fall.

Guessing the gals were careful where they picked.

One of seven waterfalls in Tallulah Gorge.

The views along the ridge trail were terrific.

Close-up of the colorful lichen on a rock overhang in Tallulah Gorge.

Dam work prevented access to other park areas.

Guess all that means is we’ll have to return someday!

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These were taken at Tallulah Gorge State Park, in Northwest Georgia, September 29-30 2021.

By the time this posts, we expect to be out of range, camping in West Virginia.