During the ORF on Wednesday, November 17th, we will be driving one of the most scenic routes in North Georgia. We will be covering approximately 135 miles, 800+ curves, two loops, 8 gaps, and endless views stretching over mountain ranges, some with peaks in excess of 4,000 ft. Some people call portions of this route “Georgia Dragon Eyes”! See:
https://gamountainsguide.com/scenic-drives-in-the-georgia-mountains Other’s call it “Six Gap”. See:
The Fall is the perfect time to travel “Dragon Eyes”. Depending upon the month and weather conditions, the leaves are either “turning or falling”. In either case, the view is improved. The prior improves the range of color with the later improving the range of view!!! We will have to wait until the day of our journey to see what conditions we’ll experience.
There are numerous points to begin “Dragon Eyes”, but for this trip we will be coming up from the South out of Dawsonville, GA on GA400N towards Dahlonega, GA. After completing the 67 mile first loop on “Dragon Eyes”, we will be eating lunch in Helen, GA. After lunch we will complete the 68 mile second loop of “Dragon Eyes” on the way back to Dawsonville, GA. See the proposed schedule below:
08:30am – 09:15am Breakfast at Dawsonville IHOP
4117 Dawson Forest Rd E
Dawsonville, GA 30534
09:15am- 10:000am Tire checking, story telling, and drivers meeting in the parking lot
10:00am – 11:20am Departure for first loop drive to bio-break @ Sunrise Grocery, Blairsville, GA
11:20am – 11:50am Bio-break and shopping at Cool Country Store
11:50am –12:30pm Departure for drive to lunch in Helen, GA.
12:30pm - 2:00pm The exact location for lunch is TBD.
Once I receive RSVP’s and get a good attendee number, I’ll contact restaurants in Helen and determine which ones will be open and have staffing available.
2:00pm - 3:48pm Departure for second loop drive back to Dawsonville
If you plan to attend, please advise Tom Nadelhoffer at:
Please advise no later than Friday November 12, 2021!!!