December 1, 2009
|This week's hike was on the Bartram Trail in Rabun Co., GA. from Bob Gap to a point about one mile beyond Dicks Creek Falls. Total round trip - 10 miles.
HIKERS - John Bellamy, Karen Brown, Phil Brownrigg, Pam Euliss, Dave Hinson, Jeanne O'Connor, Don Preece, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Joe Raguckas, Vic Robson, Lynne Saporito, David Whitaker and Geri Whitaker.
TRAIL INFO. This portion of the Bartram Trail is very nice with mountain views in winter, great views of the Chattooga River and Dicks Creek Falls, beautiful mixed forest, all on a very well marked and maintained trail. The terrain is slightly rolling and we consider it easy to moderate difficulty.
Total hiking distance today - 10 miles
Directions: Take Warwoman Road 5.9 miles from Clayton and turn right on Sandy Ford Road. Cross the bridge turn left toward Dicks Creek then shortly turn right on Poole Creek Rd then 0.9 miles to Bob Gap.
Another great day for a hike! Partly Cloudy and cool with temperatures ranging from 29 to 56 degrees F.
FLOWERS IN BLOOM: Mountain Gentian
BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Pileated Woodpecker, Crow, Blue Jay, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Hairy Woodpecker, Pine Warbler, Phoebe, Nuthatch, Carolina Chickadee, Junco.
Scroll down for photos and video from today!
Rock marker at the parking spot on Poole Creek Rd.
Typical view along the trail.
One of many giant White Pines along the trail.
Another great day for a hike!
The rock marker at Sandy Ford Rd. 3.4 miles into the hike.
Fungus of the week!.
Beautiful crystal clear Chattooga River at our lunch spot for the day!
Lunchtime on the Chattooga!
Dicks Creek Falls!
The "Wild and Scenic" Chattooga River!
Occasionally, one of us gets a little too close to the river!
Awesome spot on the river!
Taking a break at Sandy Ford Rd.
The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r front) Donna Presley, Geri Whitaker and David Whitaker. (l-r back) Tony Presley, John Bellamy, Don Preece, Phil Brownrigg, Pam Euliss, Jeanne O'Connor, Joe Raguckas, Karen Brown, Vic Robson, Dave Hinson and Lynne Saporito.
|Bob Gap to Chattooga River & Dicks Creek falls 12-1-09|