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Panther Creek Trail

Panther Creek Trail, leading to Panther Creek Falls, can be found on the extreme east end of the Chattahooche National Forest, just northeast of Clarksville, GA. This account consists of mostly panoramic images from my 7 mile out-and-back scramble and hike along the creek to the falls. Thunderstorms drenched the forest around me for most of the hike/run, but this resulted in a welcome drop in temperature from the unseasonably scorching weather the area had been experiencing. I personally loved this trail. Most of the time you’re hiking in the shade, and the terrain is challenging at times – hands on scrambling up steep tree roots and rock. Rain trickled through the forest canopy above as I hustled up and down the slick track. My trek was approximately 1 hour to the falls and 1.5 hours back. I suggest walking into the creek at the falls, and climbing onto the rushing falls for added adventure.

Shelter from a Thunderstorm on the Panther Creek Trail

Shelter from a Thunderstorm on the Panther Creek Trail

 

Panther Creek Panoramic

Panther Creek Panoramic

Panther Creek

Panther Creek

Panther Creek Panoramic at halfway point crossing

Panther Creek Panoramic at halfway point crossing

Panther Creek Falls

Panther Creek Falls

Panther Creek and Falls Panoramic

Panther Creek and Falls Panoramic

About Taylor Lasseigne

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Taylor Lasseigne – Slices of America Webmaster / I was born and raised in the south Louisiana coastal parish of Lafourche. There, I was exposed to the good Cajun people, a bounty of amazing foods, an easygoing way of life, and a lush “sportsman’s paradise” where I first learned to appreciate nature. From a young age, I always showed interest in music. In my college years, after percolating through several state schools, I took a position as a high school music teacher in New Orleans. While music education is my calling, photography has always been a fun escape for me. I enjoy peering through a lens to document our world, and I hope that I can continue to share this pastime with others through Slices of America. / e-mail: taylor at slicesofamerica.com