First time out since the horrendous rains here over the past couple of weeks. Winding stair gap up and across then down to Camp Merrill. What was once nice hard pack gravel with a few rocks was now predominately loose gravel with lots of big loose rocks. It was rough going for these old bones on a beautiful day. Started up several other roads, only to encounter really rough, rutted, and loose gravel. Ended up at Helton creek falls. Lots of traffic, I guess since it's Spring Break time here. Good ride, but exhausting. About 207 miles total. 82 degrees down in Dahlonega. Low 70's up in the mountains.