September 9, 2003
|HIKERS - John Bellamy, Jack Jacobi, Steve Jordan, Wayne Miller, Bob Presley, Dan Ross, Doug Russell, Gerald Shedd, Jack Slaton, Bob Thompson, and David Whitaker.|
TRAIL INFO. - Our trail access was from Hale Ridge Road off of Hwy. 106 near Scaly Mtn. Parking is limited on the side of the gravel road.
Another beautiful hiking day! Partly Cloudy - temperature ranged from 68-74 degrees F. Hiking distance 8.4 miles total.
Wildflowers viewed - Asters, Pinesap, Lobelia, HEAL-ALL, Goldenrod, Tall Bluets, Golden Glow Sunflowers, Southern Harebells, White Snakeroot, Woods Asters, Horsse Balm, New York Ironweed, Black-eyed Susans, Joe Pye Weed.
Fauna identified - Toad, Garter Snake, Turkey Vulture, Chimney Swifts, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Jay, White Breasted Nuthatch.
The battered sign at our parking spot.
One of the nice foot-bridges along the Bartram Trail.
A nice refreshing waterfalls on the trail.
A nice Garter Snake enjoying the trail.
The old fire tower on top of Rabun Bald.
A nice view from the tower!
Our group on the tower. Front (l-r)Gerald Shedd, Doug Russell,
Back (l-r) Jack Slaton, Dan Ross, Bob Thompson, John Bellamy,
Jack Jacobi, Wayne Miller, David Whitaker,
Steve Jordan, and Bob Presley.