November 17, 2009
|This week's hike was on the Bartram Trail in GA Warwoman Dell to a point beyond the Big Rock intersection. We included the side trail out to Big Rock. Total round trip - 7 miles.
HIKERS - Karen Brown, Phil Brownrigg, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Pam Euliss, Dave Hinson, Jack Jacobi, Dick Metzgar, Bruce O'Connor, Jeanne O'Connor, Don Preece, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Joe Raguckas, Vic Robson, Dan Ross, Faye Sisson, David Whitaker, Geri Whitaker and Carole Wintle.
TRAIL INFO. This portion of the Bartram Trail starts at historic Warwoman Dell and heads southward toward Rainey Mountain and on to Bob Gap. There is a side trail leading to Big Rock which overlooks Camp Rainey Mountain of the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Total hiking distance today - 7 miles - Moderate difficulty with elevation changes.
Directions: Take Highway 884 East from Clayton, GA for 5 miles or so on Warwoman Road and look for the Warwoman Dell sign on the right and turn right and drive to the end of the dirt road and park. Take the trail to the left up the mountain following the yellow blazes.
Another great day for a hike! Cloudy and cool with temperatures ranging from 56 to 58 degrees F.
FLOWERS IN BLOOM: None
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Crow, Pileated Woodpecker, Carolina Wren
Scroll down for photos and video from today!
Trailhead parking at Warwoman Dell.
Headed south on the Bartram Trail.
We pass Green Gap at the 1.3 mile mark.
Most of the leaves have fallen but there are a few colorful spots left.
We took this side trail out to Big Rock.
The side trail is named the Goat Trail.
It leads from Camp Rainey Mountain to Big Rock.
The trail down to Big Rock gets a bit steep.
There is a rope near the rock that helps prevent slips and falls.
The view as we approach the rock.
Camp Rainey Mountain and Lake Toccoa. BSA
Another great day for a hike!
One of the steep spots on the trail.
And to think......the OFHC used to be all men!
Lunchtime in the shelter.
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r front) Tony Presley, Donna Presley, Pam Euliss, David Whitaker, Geri Whitaker, Greta Driggers, Karen Brown, Bruce O'Connor, Jeanne O'Connor, Faye Sisson and Vic Robson. (l-r back) Jack Jacobi, Jim Driggers, Dave Hinson, Don Preece, Dick Metzgar, Joe Raguckas, Dan Ross, Carole Wintle and Phil Brownrigg.