Bartram Trail - GA - Highway 28 Bridge Southward

November 13, 2012

TRAIL INFO. - This portion of the Bartram Trail is in extreme northeast Rabun County GA at the SC state line. We hiked southward towards Willis Knob for 4 miles and retuned for a mostly easy 8 mile hike.

TODAY'S HIKERS: Phil Brownrigg, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Bill Hunt, Bob Magee, Dick Metzgar, Bruce O'Connor, Jeanne O'Connor, Lynne Porter-Whitmire, Rick Porter-Whitmire, Don Preece, Donna Presley, Tony Presley, Vic Robson and Dan Ross. Total hiking distance today - About 8 miles mostly flat with some gently rolling hills. Difficulty rating - easy.

DIRECTIONS: FROM CLAYTON, GA TAKE WARWOMAN ROAD EASTWARD FOR 13 MILES TO HIGHWAY 28 AND BEAR RIGHT AND CONTINUE FOR 2 MILES TO THE PARKING LOT ON THE LEFT JUST BEFORE THE HWY 28 BRIDGE.

Another great day for a hike! Sunny and cool with temperatures ranging from the low 50's to the low 60's F.

WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: none

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Dark-eyed Junco, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, Belted Kingfisher, American Crow, and Towhee.

scroll down for photos and video from today.......


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Parking near the Highway 28 "Russell Bridge"..
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Marker near the start.
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Early into the hike we come to the footbridge over the West Fork Chattooga River.
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Another great day for a hike!.
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View from the bridge looking up the West Fork.
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Mushrooms of the week!!
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Lots of nice views of the Chattooga River!
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15 hikers enjoyed this beautiful hike.
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Looking across the river to this launch point for kayaks and rafts on the SC side of the river.
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This hike brings you through some historic farm land. This is an old abandoned hay baler.
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An old home place near the Hay Baler.
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Lunchtime on the Chattooga!
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Where a peanut butter and jelly sandwich tastes better than a meal at a fine restaurant!
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The OFHC gang for today's hike! (l-r) Jeanne O'Connor, Bruce O'Connor, Don Preece, Vic Robson, Dan Ross, Bill Hunt, Dick Metzgar, Donna Presley, Gretta Driggers, Phil Brownrigg, trail dogs "Frisco and Honey", Lynne Porter-Whitmire, Jim Driggers, Rick Porter-Whitmire, Bob Magee and Tony Presley .

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Bartram Trail Highway 28 Southward 11-13-12

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