The Pinhoti is definitely a favorite trail, and considering it runs from Birmingham, Alabama to Ellijay, Georgia, there's plenty of it to explore. This trip took us up Indian Mountain. We ended up being there just after peak color, but it was still beautiful.
Spring Branch is probably a rollicking little creek in the spring, but pretty quiet when the leaves are falling.
As we took a break and ate lunch at the state line, we make one critical observation. If Georgia ever wanted to invade Alabama (or vice-versa) the trek over Indian Mountain would be a significant limiting factor in terms of troop movement. So from a pair of impartial on-site observers, we recommend Highway 278 or Highway 411 instead. And if you'd like a more southerly route, Interstate 20 might be worth examining.
OK, so it's not likely that we'll see state invasions in our lifetime.
But there have been other invasions of a much more insidious and secretive nature. Yes, lady and gentleman, I'm talking about ALIENS.
And we have PROOF.
And more proof - only aliens would do THIS to trees:
Alien activities! The trees are lined up! WOAH!! No human in their right mind would plant hundreds of pine trees in a straight... Wait... what? ::whisper whisper, murmur murmur:: Really? ::mutter mutter:: REALLY?
OK, um. Never mind. [Aside: who knew folks go back and plant trees in straight lines on purpose?]