Moonlight Through The Pines LbNA # 16437
|Placed Date||Jul 9 2005|
|Location||Pine Mountain, GA|
We planted this box in honor of our family reunion at Callaway Gardens. Our Dean family ancestors were Scotts-Irish farmers and pioneers who settled in the area.
You'll begin your search at the Pioneer Log Cabin near the Butterfly Center. After touring the Troup County cabin (circa 1830) find the Wildflower Trail on the NW side. You'll travel along it for a short while, then bear right at the fork and cross a bridge. Eventually the trail will hairpin and turn downhill. Beside the little brook you'll come to 3 large Hollis Quartzite sitting-stones. Have a seat on the northenmost stone. Reach behind and under the back corner closest to the hairpin AFTER FIRST CHEKING IN EVERY DIRECTION to make sure no one is in sight! Stamp up and rehide very well, pulling up the dead vegetation to cover gap. Continue along the trail over several bridges. When you reach the two ponds bear N for the return loop to your car, or follow the trail another mile to the Discovery Center.
There is a fee to enter ($13 adults, $6 for kids over 6) the gardens unless you are staying at on-site lodgings. There's much to do here that makes it worth a visit: biking trails, beach, golf, tennis, spectacular gardens, butterfly house, discovery center, birds of prey show, etc. Most attractions are included in the gate fee.