Hikingsouth Hike of the Week

The Bartram Trail - Rabun Co. GA - Warwoman Dell to Rainey Mt., Big Rock and back to Becky Branch Falls

October 11, 2016

Today's hike was on the Bartram Trail in Georgia from Warwoman Dell to Rainey Mt. Big Rock and back to Warwoman and up to Becky Branch Falls.

HIKERS: Jenny Bell, Mike Bell, John Bellamy, June Bellamy, Phil Brownrigg, Ray Clark, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Pam Euliss, Angela Evans, Gary King, Ray Lovett, Jo Lusher, Dick Metzgar, Jeanne O'Connor, Tony Presley and Vic Robson .

TRAIL INFO. - A very nice portion of the well-maintained Bartram Trail starting at Warwoman Dell along with a challenging side trail down to Big Rock which overlooks Camp Rainey Mountain and great mountain views. The portion from Warwoman Dell up to Becky Branch Falls is .3 mi. uphill. Total hiking distance today - 4.6 miles.

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! mostly fair and cool with temperatures ranging from 46 to 60 degrees F.

WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM: White Snakeroot, Asters, Goldenrod, Cardinal Flower .

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Nuthatch, Crow, Blue Jay, Chickadee, Cardinal .

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


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Our trailhead today!
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Leaving the parking lot at the end of Warwoman Dell Rd.
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Our location on the trail.
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17 Hikers today
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Trail markers at Green Gap.
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We took the side trail down to Big Rock.
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The beautiful view from Big Rock.
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Boy Scouts of America Camp Rainey Mountain!
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Dick Metzgar pointing to the area where he and Ann live.
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A super-zoomed view of Rabun County Primary and Elementary Schools.
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Back to Warwoman Dell Picnic shelter for lunch!
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Next, we hike up to Becky Branch Falls.
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The water level at the falls was very low due to prolonged drought.
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The OFHC gang for today's hike. (l-r seated) Phil Brownrigg, Angela Evans, Pam Euliss, Jeanne O'Connor, June Bellamy, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Ray Clark and Jenny Bell. (l-r back) Vic Robson, Tony Presley, Gary King, John Bellamy, Mike Bell, Ray Lovett, Jo Lusher and Dick Metzgar.

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