My wife and I are heading out tomorrow morning, returning to Dahlonega via highway 28 through Franklin (lunch at Caffe Rel), then Highlands, down to Warwoman Road west to Clayton, then Tiger, a little bit of 197, and cutting west just north of Helen.
We expect to be home by 4:00 Thursday, and the temperature is supposed to stay below 80° all day — really exceptional for this area at this time of year.
If you are heading south and/or west on the return ride, and need a place to stay Thursday (or Friday) night, let me know. There are many
"entertaining" routes between Fontana Village and the west side of Dahlonega, some longer, some shorter.