Last Tuesday, we went on a super fun 10-mile hike with Rudolf & Anastasia in the Cohutta Wilderness! It was a perfect day!
The Cohutta Wilderness is located in Northern Georgia in the Chattahooche National Forest. There are many hiking and backpacking trails available! The drive to our trail was on a gravel road with beautiful trees on each side! It was a curvy and fun drive up!
We chose a 5-mile each direction trail with eight water features along the way. It was an exceptionally beautiful journey! Our path was often narrow, overgrown, and unused due to the forest fires a few years ago. The un-maintained path made us feel like we were truly exploring the wilderness! There were markers on trees, so we didn't have to worry about getting lost either. The water features were beautiful, serene, and fun to play in.
On a Tuesday afternoon, the Cohutta Wilderness was very secluded (we saw 3 other vehicles on our drive up). With no one on our specific trail path, Rudy & Ana were able to be off leash for our hike (which they LOVED). All of our dogs have excellent recall and stay within 1/8-mile of us on the path. They check in every few minutes, so we feel very comfortable letting them have some freedom when others are not on the trails.
Not only was the path full of beautiful trees, moss, ferns, and other ground cover - there were beautiful butterflies, birds, and even centipedes! It was such a wonderful feeling of being in nature and being able to enjoy the peacefulness of it all.
**If hiking in Georgia or other parts of the South, please have your pets on heartworm-flea-tick preventatives and bring bug spray for yourself! The unpleasant ticks and mosquitoes also accompanied the beautiful parts of nature on this hike.**
Rudy & Ana had such a wonderful time and fell right asleep on the car ride home!
This adventure was our first of the spring/summer season of 2018 - we have many more fun trips and activities planned! Stay tuned!