After a day of relaxation, we were ready to take on a day of hiking in the Appalachian mountains. We started our day at Amicolola Falls at the beginning of the Appalachian trail. We hiked over 700 stairs up to the top of the waterfall for a spectacular view of the mountains. Even for the least athletic of us (so all of us) it was not treachorous and with enough breaks we made it safely and happy to the top. I would strongly recommend taking lots of breaks both for your own well being and also because the best views of the falls and the surrounding mountains. After taking in the falls, we hiked down along the side, the waterfall completely secluded by trees and rocks.
Later that day, we took the rocky and terrifying trail with our minivan to the Swinging Bridge in Blue Ridge. I, for one, am not afraid of heights nor bridges, but it was rather frightening. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves, but needless to say I went across that bridge pretty quickly.