August 3, 2004
|HIKERS - John Bellamy, Wayne Miller, Bob Presley, Tony Presley, Doug Russell, David Whitaker, and Geri Whitaker.|
TRAIL INFO. - Our hike today was on the Bartram Trail and Pinnacle Mtn. Trails. We parked at the Warwoman Dell Park east of Clayton, GA off of state Hwy. 884 (Warwoman Road). We hiked north about 3.5 miles to the Pinnacle Mtn. Trail and hiked to the summit of Pinnacle Mountain for lunch.
Total hike today 8+ miles.
Another beautiful hiking day! Fair skies with a nice breeze with temps. in the low to mid 80's F.
FLOWERS IN BLOOM: Joe Pye Weed, Bush Honeysuckle, Tall Bluet, Goldenrod, Flowering Spurge, St. Andrew's Cross, Heal All , Cranefly Orchid, Rattlesnake Plantain, Yellow Fringed Orchid, Beggar's Lice, Mountain Mint, Black-Eyed Susan, Phlox, Wild Hydrangea, White Horse Mint, Devil's Walking Stick, Harebells, Coreopsis.
FAUNA: Crayfish, Red Spotted Salamander, Frog, Broad-winged Hawk, Pileated Woodpecker, Carolina Wren, Red-eyed Vireo, White-breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jay.
The sign near the parking lot at Warwoman Dell.
A crayfish on the trail near a creek.
Less than a mile into the hike, we pass by Becky Branch Falls.
A couple of miles up the trail we come
to beautiful Martin Creek Falls!
A nice spider web near the falls.
Great views from the summit of Pinnacle Mtn!
A great lunchtime spot!
Looking down to Clayton, GA from Pinnacle .
Looking beyond to the N.C. Mountains!
The O.F.H.C. gang for today's hike. (l-r) John Bellamy, Tony Presley, Wayne Miller , Bob Presley, Doug Russell,
Geri Whitaker, and David Whitaker.