Bartram Trail - Scaly Mountain, NC

January 20, 2015

Today's hike was on the Bartram Trail in North Carolina from Osage Mountain Vista to the summit of Scaly Mountain and Hickory Knut Gap.

HIKERS - Geri Barrios, Wayne Barrios, John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Joe Collins, Pam Euliss, Tim Hale, Bill Hunt, Mike Jones, Bob Magee, Dick Metzgar, Jeanne O'Connor, Tony Presley, Joe Raguckas, Vic Robson, Katelyn Rogers, Mike Rogers, Pom Sinnock and Carole Wintle.

TRAIL INFORMATION - A beautiful section of the Bartram Trail near the GA border in NC. Starting at the Osage Overlook on the Highlands Highway, the trail climbs up to the beautiful summit of Scaly Mountain. We also took the side trail out to Hickory Knut Rd Total hike 5.7 miles.

We rate the hike mostly strenuous due to a large elevation gain up to the summit of Scaly.

Directions: Osage Mt. Vista is 5.7 miles west of Highlands on NC Hwy. 106. Or from Dillard, GA turn right on GA 246 which becomes NC 106 and drive approx. 9 miles to Osage Overlook on the right.

Another great day for a hike! Sunny and cool with temperatures ranging from 32 to 48 degrees F. Hiking distance - 5.7 miles.

WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: None

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Dark Eyed Junco, Eastern Towhee, Carolina Wren.


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Our trailhead for today's hike.
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Headed up the new stairs leading from the highway up onto the trail.
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Nice new trail sign at the start.
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The trail gains lots of elevation as we climb Scaly Mountain.
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Trail junction for Hickory Knut connector trail.
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My Father planted these two trees on solid rock! You can't do that!
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Marker at the trail junction.
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Continuing the climb toward the summit.
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Near the summit, we get great views over to Rabun Bald in GA.
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Great views from Scaly Mt.
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One of the finest lunch spots anywhere!
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Lunchtime on Scaly Mt.
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Nice!
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The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r)John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Vic Robson, Mike Rogers, Mike Jones, Joe Raguckas, Katelyn Rogers, Pom Sinnock, Bill Hunt, Wayne Barrios, Geri Barrios, Tim Hale, Dick Metzgar, Jean O'Connor, Joe Collins, Carole Wintle, Pam Euliss, Bob Magee and Tony Presley. .

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