2 starts at our Yankee Paradise campsite where we hike a couple of
miles to Plumb Orchard where we can get fresh water and veiw Plum
Orchard Mansion. We spent close to an hour viewing the grounds before
filling up with water and heading out toward Brickhill Campsite.
From Brickhill we headed over to the Atlantic coast and then
several miles down the white sands before heading back inland to Yankee
after leaving camp we ran across a couple of wild horses with an
estimated population of between 150 and 200. Horses on
Cumberland Island have a relatively short life expectancy, due to pest
infestations, disease and their rugged environment. We then arrive at
Plum Orchard mansion where a caretaker took a good amount of time to
present the history of the mansion although it was closed to touring.
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Plum Orchard we headed north toward Brickhill campground, crossing
grassy land as well as small vehicle bridges crossing picturesque
canals until we reach Brickhill Campsite
a good rest at Brickhill Camp, we headed east toward the
large white sand hills that lead over to the Atlantic beach that
stretches miles north and south. We are already tired as we head
south to return to Yankee Paradise.
As we head back West toward Yankee Paradise, we ran across more varied
and beautiful wet and marshy landscape.