Anna Ruby Falls, GA.

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“But, you promised after yesterday we would have NO more hikes,” was the funΒ start to our Anna Ruby Falls adventure. Actually, he snapped out of it quite quickly when I then promised I’d talk to him about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on our ascent. He just saw the movie on his tablet this week. Alas, this is diverting too quickly.

Back to the falls. Of all the hikes we did in the Chattahoochee National Forest, this was the loudest. High Shoals is loud when descending, but Anna Ruby has gobs of water thrashing just aside the paved trail. It’s roaring, rushing, carving, and was a great final hike for the area. We learned it’s a Cove Forest, basically, that we were hiking through a ravine, hence the water sloshing just aside. We were rewarded for our uphill climbs with two falls, which was unexpected. They were really huge too. Tall.

This short hike had us up and back within an hour. The boys got some Smoky Bear booklets, pencils, and other paraphernalia from the visitors center which brings back old commercials. Dear Husband and I chanted in unison, “Only you can prevent forest fires.” I’m sure there was some eye rolling in the back seat. Alas, they celebrated our final hike in GA for now and we went back to Tracy to tidy. Our stay was fabulous, but we are moving on.

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