August 2, 2005
|HIKERS - Don Alducin, Sharada Alducin, John Bellamy, Jean Callahan, Pat Callahan, Bob Magee, Dick Metzgar, Wayne Miller, Bob Presley, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Bob Thompson, David Whitaker and Geri Whitaker.
TRAIL INFO. - Today's hike was on the Bartram Trail east of Clayton, GA beginning at Warwoman Dell and hiking southward past Rainey Mountain. This is a nice hike with quite a bit of elevation change.
Total hiking distance today - 8 mi. Directions: Take Highway 884 East from Clayton, GA (Warwoman Road) and drive to Warwoman Dell Park and turn right and drive about a quarter mile to the end of the road. Follow the yellow trail markers.
Another great day for a hike! Mosty sunny with temperatures ranging from the low to the upper 70's.
FLOWERS IN BLOOM: Jewel Weed, Rattlesnake Plantain, Joe Pye Weed, Beggar Lice, Spurge, Coreopsis, White Wood Aster, Milk Weed, Sumac, Carolina Lily, Sour Wood, Galax, Rhododendron, & False Hellebore.
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Pilieated Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, Veery, Titmouse, Red Eye Vireo, Towhee, Black Vulture, Crow, Blue Jay, White Breasted Nuthatch, Black and White Warbler, Cat Bird and Red Tailed Hawk.
Trail sign near the start of the hike.
Here we can see the lake at the BSA Rainey Mountain camp.
We take the short side trail down to Big Rock.
A rope is available for the steep descent down to the large rock over-look.
The The Rainey Mountain view from Big Rock.
Looking down from Big Rock to Camp Rainey Mountain.
Another nice view from Big Rock.
Our group back on the trail.
The Bartram trail is well-maintained and marked
with yellow diamond markers along the way.
A beautiful Carolina Lily!
The Rattlesnake Plantains were in full bloom.
Goodyera pubescens or Rattlesnake Orchid.
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r) Geri Whitaker, Dick Metzgar, Bob Magee, David Whitaker, Bob Presley, Jean Callihan, Wayne Miller, Sharada Alducin, Pat Callihan, John Bellamy, Donna Presley, Don Alducin, Bob Thompson, Tony Presley.